Brotherhood of St Laurence

Improving educational outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls : The Smith Family Research Report June 2014 /

By: The Smith Family
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Smith Family 2014Description: PDFISBN: 0987438670; 9780987438676Subject(s): Aboriginal Australians Children - Education | Affirmative Action Programs | Torres Strait Islanders ChildrenOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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Includes bibliographic references p. 26

Teenage Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander girls are at risk of poorer school attendance, dropping out of school and not completing Year 12. In Alice Springs, indigenous girls face a range of challenges and obstacles that can negatively impact on their school attendance, educational achievements and life goals. These can include high levels of family unemployment, poor housing, exposure to violence, teenage pregnancy, racism and low expectations. Faced with these difficulties, many teenage Indigenous girls fail to finish Year 12, making it tough to find work and build a better future for themselves.

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