Developing Independence evaluation09 April 2017
A study of two pilots of the course was undertaken to inform its continuing development.
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George Myconos 2014, Developing Independence: evaluating an educational initiative for young people facing homelessness (PDF file, 456 KB)
The Developing Independence course is also being piloted with young people in residential out-of-home care as a fresh approach to help them remain engaged in education, pursue personal goals and achieve economic independence.
Marion Coddou and Joseph Borlagdan 2018, From aspiration to opportunity: Developing Independence in out-of-home care (PDF, 645 KB)
Aaron Hart, Joseph Borlagdan and Shelley Mallett 2017, Paying attention to the future: piloting the Certificate 1 in Developing Independence in out-of-home care settings (PDF, 643 KB)
Skills for Independence is a pilot of Developing Independence in four sites across Victoria with young people who have experienced a child protection or youth justice order.
Lisa Conley 2018, Push and pull: increasing student engagement in Developing Independence (PDF, 833 KB)
Contact: Joseph Borlagdan jborlagdan(at)bsl.org.au