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The power of historical causal components involved in engaging at risk youth at three alternative schools

Livock, Cheryl A. (2011) The power of historical causal components involved in engaging at risk youth at three alternative schools. Journal of Critical Realism, 10(1), pp. 36-59.

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Abstract

This article addresses the causal powers associated with the social phenomena of alternative schooling for youth at risk. It stems from a doctoral thesis, Alternative Schooling Programs for At Risk Youth – Three Case Studies which addresses wider issues integral to alternative schooling: youth at risk, alternative schooling models, and literacy. This article explores one aspect of alternative schooling: the historical causal factors involved in the establishment and continuance of three alternative case study models in Queensland, Australia. By adhering to Bhaskar’s transformational model of social activity (TMSA) , social structures and individuals will be analytically distinguished to uncover their separate causal powers and how these have effected the establishment and continuance of three alternative schools.

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ID Code: 48735
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: agency, alternative schooling, causal powers, critical realism, structures and mechanisms, youth at risk
ISSN: ISSN 1572-5138
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Equinox Publishing Ltd
Deposited On: 21 Feb 2012 08:16
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 08:16

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