August 2012 • Volume 16 • Number 1 • Pages 26-28
Target Work Down Under: Meeting the Needs of At-Promise Adolescents
Paul D. Deering, Deborah Zuercher, Brian Nadila, and Julie Byrne
Article Description: As U.S. schools give less emphasis to vocational education, in Australia, middle grades students who are struggling with traditional education have the opportunity to forge a different path. The Target work program develops students' technical skills through site-based training and re-engages them in the academic curriculum.
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Paul D. Deering, a former middle grades educator, is professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgDeborah Zuercher, a former middle grades educator, is associate professor at the Institute for Teacher Education at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii. E-mail: email@example.comBrian Nadilo is manager of Target Work, Support Services, Cowandilla SA, Australia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgJulie Byrne is project assistant for Target Work, Support Services, Cowandilla SA, Australia. E-mail: Julie.Byrne@cowandillabsu.sa.edu.au
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