In November 2019, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education released its most recent industry report, Those who Disappear. This report focuses on the more than 50 000 young people across Australia of compulsory school age who, for multiple reasons, are not participating in a school or an education program of any type. They are not absent from school: they simply aren’t in one. Young people of all ages have been able to detach themselves from formal education and we don’t know who they are, where they are, how this has happened and why they remain largely hidden.
Read the full report here.