International recognition of BoysTown research

By: yourtown 19 Dec 2013 Blog, BoysTown

More than 700 specialists from 75 countries gathered in Seville, Spain to discuss education and innovation. BoysTown was there and presented insights...

BoysTown connects disadvantaged young people with work

yourtown's Senior Researcher, Salote Mafi, was sponsored by Griffith University to present two papers at the 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation.

The forum is internationally recognised as a preeminent event showcasing the latest developments in the field of teaching and learning methodologies, educational projects and innovations, and new technologies applied to education and research.

The two papers were associated with the Australian Research Council linkage project between BoysTown and Griffith University entitled - Reconnecting Disaffected Youth through Successful Transition to Work. One looked at how young people’s aspirations and decision-making contributed to their achievement of employment and education outcomes. The other focused on the key processes in BoysTown social enterprises that engage with marginalised young people.

Feedback from conference delegates showed that the research provided evidence that BoysTown’s social enterprises are an effective way of engaging marginalised young people and assisting them to achieve employment and education outcomes.

BoysTown social enterprises are a key component of our commitment to innovation. Young people who participate in these programs build confidence, develop skills and get real-world job experience.

The highlight for me was seeing research and programs from people across the world and BoysTown's successes helping marginalised youth get international recognition. Salote Mafi

Learn more about this BoysTown research by viewing the presentations below:

  • ICERI2013 Aspirations and Decision-Making Presentation
  • ICERI2013 Engagement Presentation

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