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Title: ‘Dumping Grounds’ or a Meaningful Educational Experience? - the involvement of Scotland’s Colleges in the education of disengaged young people
Author(s): Davidson, Janet Morton
Supervisor(s): Allan, Julie
Keywords: Scotland's Colleges
NEET group
post-school education
disengaged young people
Foucault and post-school education
Deleuze and pedagogy
Issue Date: Nov-2007
Publisher: University of Stirling
Abstract: The research examines the discourses surrounding disengaged young people, particularly those under the age of 16, and the role of Scotland’s Colleges in making provision for them. Consideration is given to the voices of the young people themselves: how their college experiences compare to school and how they view themselves over this transition period. Consideration is also given to the policy in this area and how it has developed since the Beattie watershed of 1999. The debate surrounding the involvement of colleges in the provision of education for this group of young people touches on issues of social justice and the construction of children and young people, as well as throwing up questions about the roles and identity of Scotland’s schools and colleges. Among the questions it raises about colleges, it raises issues of pedagogy and of the professional status of its teaching staff and offers recommendations about the lessons each sector might learn from the other . Ultimately, it proposes that Scotland’s Colleges are uniquely placed to seek ascendancy in the post-school sector, welcoming and developing the role that they now play in the transition of young people to adulthood.
Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Affiliation: School of Education

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