Includes two reports: Secondary Schools and Alternative Education and Good Practice in Alternative Education
Alternative Education is an initiative for students aged 13 to 16 who have become alienated from mainstream education. This report looks at how well secondary schools engage all students in Years 9 to 11. It also looks at how well enrolling schools - those that place students in alternative education - have met their obligations as set out in the Ministry of Education guidelines for alternative education.
The focus of this study was to identify the specific good practice that supported students’ education. Among the aspects ERO examined were the education outcomes of students in Alternative Education, effective teaching environments and the success factors that were critical for the provision of good alternative education.