Joan Abbott-Chapman

Journal article

Rural resilience: youth 'making a life' in regions of high unemployment

Examines rural families' social capital and resilience based on the studies of education and training in rural schools in northern Tasmania. Attitude of school leavers and their teachers toward post-compulsory school participation; Influence of parents and family on post-school choices; Overview of a study on...
Journal article

Improving post-school outcomes for rural school leavers

A study of Year 10 leavers from rural high schools in Tasmania has found that school pressures to remain in Years 11 and 12 have not necessarily solved the post-school career dilemmas of rural youth. Indeed, despite growing numbers of VET options in schools, these...