Young people have never been so willing to engage with education, with numbers leaving school at the minimum age falling sharply in recent years. Increasingly, young people are expected to remain in education and beyond, and tertiary education has been has never been accessed by so many young people. However, AYAC acknowledges that modern schooling needs to meet the distinctive needs of young people disengaged from traditional delivery methods.

AYAC believes that…

  • Young people have the right to affordable, high-quality, safe and supportive education.
  • Learning is a life-long endeavour aimed at developing young people socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally – not solely for the future labour market.
  • Educational institutions should be young person-centred, and celebrate the diversity of young people and the ways in which they learn.

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