Thursday, July 27, 2006

Underachieving students

A Scottish Executive Education Department news story "Education programme gets a glowing report" describes the evaluation of a SEED programme which targeted under-achievers in Scottish secondary schools.

The interventions supported by the 'Xlerate with XL' programme made a significant difference to the young people involved, showing gains in their self-awareness, abilities, communication skills, etc. The research evaluation report is also online.

This kind of programme activity is intended to prevent teenagers joining the NEET category of young people. "Not in Employment, Education or Training".

Is NEET rapidly becoming a term with a stigma attached, as a casual term for 'potential problem teenagers', like the other Scottish label 'neds'?

1 comment:

rogger said...