Voice of Our Youth recommends that more alternative education centres/models are established, in order to support young people throughout the region who are at-risk of becoming, or are already disengaged from mainstream education. It may also assist to identify and re-engage young people who have detached from the education system completely.
Alternative education models have been shown to be effective in their engagement of students through the key elements of individual learning plans with a person-centred approach, ongoing connection to a mentor or similar and inquiry/project based learning.
The Loddon Campaspe region has some fantastic alternative education centres, but simply not enough to cater for the growing demand for this form of education.
For further information see page 29 of the full report for the full list of recommendations on disengagement.