New research investigates students' often non-linear post-school transitions. A new report, 'Australian Stories: Young People, Their Families and Post-School Plans', builds on research undertaken by the Australian Council for Educational Research for the Smith Family. It examines the stories of nine young people who have participated in the Smith Family Learning for Life scholarship program and who are considered to have made a positive start towards achieving their post-school goals. By asking these young people questions about their decision-making, the barriers they faced, and strategies for overcoming these, the study suggests ways that young people in similar situations may be helped in making successful transitions from school.
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