Demonstrating the effectiveness of a residential education programme for disengaged young people: A preliminary report

Paul Mastronardi, Frank Ainsworth, Jonathan C. Huefner

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Abstract

This article reports on the early results of using behavioural and educational data to evaluate a residential education programme. The programme serves male and female students between 12 and 16 years of age who have been suspended or expelled from school due to behavioural issues or who refused to attend school. Using measures of behavioural and educational progress during care and reporting these changes over time provided empirical evidence that the programme was achieving its primary aims of 'behaviour change and educational gains.' Collecting and reporting this data has empowered the programme to increase programme effectiveness through both data-informed decision-making and ongoing programme evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalChildren Australia
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Data-informed decision-making
  • Effectiveness
  • Programme evaluation
  • Residential education
  • Strengths and difficulties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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