Principles and outcomes of the Advocacy Project

  • Tricia McCan
  • Brendan Schmidt


The Advocacy Research Project (described in Chapter 1) was designed to support student learning and student engagement. At certain social and economic times, when homelessness and unemployment are rife, student disengagement from schooling emerges as a major challenge for education and society.


Goal Setting Student Welfare Support Student Learning Advocacy Program Advocacy Project 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tricia McCan
    • 1
  • Brendan Schmidt
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationLa Trobe UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationLa Trobe UniversityAustralia

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