This report by Kitty te Riele analyses over 400 inclusive and flexible learning programs, with 33,000 young people enrolled in 1200 locations across Australia. The report also draws on an in-depth analysis of reports and information from 33 specific programs as well as existing research publications about enabling all young people to complete their education.
The report shows that many young people around Australia are benefiting significantly from the provision of innovative and flexible learning programs. However, it also indicates that more data is needed on outcomes.
Dusseldorp Forum has committed to tackling system reform as part of Stronger Places, Stronger People – a five-year commitment by community, federal, and state governments and philanthropy to work together.
Philanthropy has the potential to provide long-term capital that can drive innovation in government policy. In 2010, philanthropist Julius Colman entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Victorian Government.
COVID-19 has further exposed how policy and power structures hold problems in place. It has also provided a unique, timely opportunity to address the structural reform required to strengthen our communities.
April 18, 2021
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.