Developing Independence: evaluating an educational initiative for young people facing homelessness

27 August 2014

By George Myconos, 2014

Study of two pilots of the Developing Independence certificate 1 course designed to assist young people at risk of homelessness to re-engage in education, training and employment.


The study found that online learning needs to be combined with supportive, face-to-face interaction in order to cater for diverse needs.

Download the report » (33 pages, PDF, 456 KB).

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