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Work-integrated learning for career clarification: Lessons from an Indigenous pre-accounting enabling program
A case study of the Indigenous Pre-Accounting Enabling Program. With less than 100 self-identified Indigenous registered accountants in Australia
Crossing the threshold: What are the experiences of male learners transitioning into higher education from an enabling course?
Doctoral thesis by Jacinta Margaret McNamara that explores the experiences of mature-age males entering university through an enabling pathway.
The online student experience: An exploration of first-year university students’ expectations, experiences and outcomes of online education
Research by Melanie Henry explores first-year university students’ expectations, experiences and outcomes of online education.
Narratives from Non-traditional Students in Higher Education
Study examined experiences of non-traditional students in higher education, incorporating narratives to determine factors that affected student journeys.
PhD Thesis: The Disability Divide
PhD examines the reasons behind the 'digital divide' in computing and internet-related technologies for people with disabilities, and provides solutions.
An Exploration of Parental Choice of School by Rural and Remote Parents
... evident when considered from the nuanced perspective of school choice by Indigenous and non-Indigenous parents living in rural and remote areas.
Service Learning as a Way of Developing Pre-service Teachers' Knowledge, Perceptions and Cultural Awareness of Aboriginal Education
... as a way of developing pre-service teachers’ pedagogical literacy skills and cultural perceptions with regard to Aboriginal education through involvement in an Aboriginal educational setting.
Choices, challenges and changes: Exploring transition, persistence and engagement for first generation, female university students
Written by Dr Sarah O' Shea. The lack of research that examines the processes of transition, persistence and engagement from the perspective of those involved has been noted in the literature. Hence, this study set out to outline how one group of female university students, all of whom are the first in the family to attend university, subjectively experience this first year of study.
Why university? A case of socio-cultural reproduction in disadvantaged secondary schools
ABSTRACT This paper draws on research undertaken as part of my doctoral thesis on the influence of school culture on the higher education aspirations of secondary students in one of the most socioeconomically and educationally disadvantaged regions in Australia: the outer northern suburbs of Adelaide.
Crossing Cultural Borders - A Journey Towards Understanding and Celebration in Aboriginal Australian and Non-Aboriginal Australian Contexts
Thesis written by Dr Marianne McLaughlin ABSTRACT Aboriginal students will often approach their teacher with the biggest and most beautiful smile. That smile, if it could be verbalised, asks the teacher to ‘learn me’.