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Taking care of business: An overview of youth enterprise programs in Australia,
by Simon White

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.2 June 2000 pp.11-16.

Abstract: Are youth enterprise programs at least part of the answer to high youth unemployment? Simon White describes existing policies, programs and initiatives designed to promote youth entrepreneurship and identifies common characteristics found among these. He also identifies the major target groups and gaps in the provision of these services and discusses some of the issues affecting best practice in youth enterprise promotion.

Theorising youth and difference: Australian circus people,
by Patrick Danaher, Beverley Moriarty and Peter Hallinan

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.2 June 2000 pp.17-21

Abstract: By focusing on the words of Australian circus people, the authors apply and extend Heather Stewart's 1998 call for a more multidimensional theorisation of youth and difference. They argue that the distinctive experiences and understandings of youth in Australian circuses present a more enabling manifestation of the nexus between youth and difference than Stewart's analysis seems to allow.

Ten arguments against mandatory sentencing,
by Rob White

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.2 June 2000 pp.22-24

Abstract: Mandatory sentences have been revived in significant fashion in recent years, especially in places such as the United States (where they are commonly referred to as 'three strikes and you're out' legislation), and now here in Australia. Basically, mandatory sentences refer to a set or fixed penalty for the commission of a criminal offence (which in turn is usually specified in legislation), with no discretion by the courts over their imposition. In effect, mandatory sentences say: do this crime, then do this time - regardless of circumstances or the personal attributes of the offender. These types of sentencing regimes have now been put into place in the Northern Territory and in Western Australia.

Schooling for democracy: Issues on student participation,
by Steve Wilson

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.2 June 2000 pp.25-31

Abstract: Young people today are regarded as having little knowledge of their history, their social and political traditions, their political institutions and their Constitution. Various governments and school systems have responded to this by mandating curricular inclusions relating to citizenship or civics. While there is value in this approach, Steve Wilson suggests that students could more effectively learn about democracy through holistic opportunities for participation in the school classroom.

Working with Indigenous young people,
by Amanda Watkinson and Judith Bessant

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.2 June 2000 pp.32-38

Abstract: The range of employment options available to youth workers means that sometimes non-Indigenous youth workers find themselves working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. This paper offers a short introductory guide to assist in the development of culturally sensitive youth work programs and practices. It discusses important issues, approaches and protocols that will help to inform youth work practice and assist with the development of good relations with Indigenous communities.

Suicide prevention training: A workshop,
by Sharon Wright and Graham Martin

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.2 June 2000 pp.39-42

Abstract: Aspects of the Out of the Blues demonstration project, which was funded under the National Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy to provide a service for young people at risk of suicide, have been discussed in previous issues of Youth Studies Australia (v.17 n.4 and v.18, n.3). Another component of the project involved the design of a workshop format to educate staff from youth residential centres in Adelaide in the recognition and initial management of depressed and suicidal young people. The format was subsequently used with social workers, teachers and volunteers in a range of settings.

The education of homeless youth in Australia,
by Juliette D.G. Goldman and Lindsey D. La Castra

Youth Studies Australia, v.19, n.2 June 2000 pp.43-50

Abstract: Australia's changing social and economic trends have produced an increase in the number of homeless youths. Being homeless affects their educational life chances. Education has many advantages for young people, including an escape route out of poverty. It may offer stability, community, a network of friends and may be a barrier against dropping out and potential homelessness. However, school may also be a source of alienation, rejection and further marginalisation. Federal and State governments need to address income support and accommodation in order for homeless youth to take full advantage of educational opportunities.

Also in in this issue:

Youth Studies Australia, vol. 19 n.1 2000

POINTS OF VIEW (pp.50-52): 'In search of the Holy Grail?' Richard Hil of the School of Justice Studies at Queensland University of Technology responds to prof Ross homel's article, 'Blazing the developmental trail'

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