Post Grade 10 Retention

The Human Angle


  • Peter d 'Plesse Roseneath Primary School



Retention, isolation


Retention is a subject which has been increasingly dissected from the statistical point of view, however in this article I want to study the subject with the human angle very much to the fore. In order to do this I want to introduce you to Charlie, who at the time the photograph was taken was a 22 year old F-111 pilot with the RAAF. While a 22 year old in charge of a multi million dollar
weapon system capable of 2900 km/hr is extraordinary in itself, what is even more striking is the fact that Charlie was born and bred in Tarraleah, a Hydro Electric Commission Village overlooking the valley of the Nive River in Tasmania's central highlands.




How to Cite

d ’Plesse, P. . (1993). Post Grade 10 Retention: The Human Angle. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 3(1), 1–6.