‘Vulnerable’, ‘At-Risk’, ‘Disengaged’

Regional Young People
  • David Farrugia
  • John Smyth
  • Tim Harrison
Part of the Innovations and Controversies: Interrogating Educational Change book series (ICIE)


As part of social policy regimes, terms such as ‘disengaged’, ‘disadvantaged’, and ‘at-risk’ are used to identify and delineate different populations of young people according to their personal characteristics, relationship to social institutions, and possible educational and labour market futures.


Young People Rural Place Nearby Town Mainstream Education Flexible Learning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Farrugia
    • 1
  • John Smyth
    • 2
  • Tim Harrison
    • 3
  1. 1.University of NewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.Federation UniversityBallaratAustralia
  3. 3.Federation UniversityBallaratAustralia

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