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Innovative pathways: The Phase 1 Case Studies

Sally Boyd and Sue McDowall

This paper describes the non-conventional Year 12 and 13 programmes developed at seven low decile New Zealand schools to assist students, at risk of leaving school without qualifications or plans, in their transition to the workforce and/or tertiary education.

Innovative Pathways is a longitudinal study of the impact of these programmes on students' transition decision-making and behaviour.

This paper discusses the perspectives of students and outlines the similarities and differences between the programmes, in an effort to identify what makes them successful in assisting students to stay at school and experience successful transitions from school.

Paper presented at the 24th NZARE Conference, Massey University, Palmerston North, 5-8 December 2002.

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