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Making the Leap Between Learning and Doing

Tony Knight

Schools do not create jobs. They do create school leavers. However, there is no reason why they should create school-leavers who do not have the practical know how to participate competently in life beyond school. In Melbourne schools programmes which join academic study with practical experience have been underway for 14 years. They have been given several names: youth participation programmes, youth action, or youth advocacy projects. These have been observed and reported on.

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