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Indigenous participation in health sciences education: elements of the institutional learning environment critical for course completion

Spiers, Helen (2005). Indigenous participation in health sciences education: elements of the institutional learning environment critical for course completion. In: AVETRA 8th Annual Conference, Brisbane, 13-15 April 2005.

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Author Spiers, Helen
Title Indigenous participation in health sciences education: elements of the institutional learning environment critical for course completion
Conference Name AVETRA 8th Annual Conference
Conference Location Brisbane
Conference Dates 13-15 April 2005
Conference Publication Title AVETRA 8th Annual Conference: "Emerging Futures - Recent, Responsive and Relevant Research"
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
Publication Year 2005
ISSN 1447-0527   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Total Pages 15
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract This study, a work in progress, describes the institutional support structures and applied strategies currently considered effective and culturally appropriate to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the Northern Territory. In attempting to investigate whether these solutions to the acknowledged problem of low retention rates and course completions in tertiary study are supported by the students themselves, the study also records the perceptions of a sample of Indigenous students enrolled in Northern Territory institutions across both the Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education (HE) undergraduate and post-graduate health sciences courses. Three Case Study sites are involved in the study. In order to limit the student population base from which to investigate the problem, the area of health science has been chosen. However it is expected that the conclusions drawn from the study can be broadened and applied to Indigenous students in all avenues of tertiary study. This paper examines the progress to date on both the results and the practical issues associated with the study’s methodological approach, based on the Case Studies model.
Additional Notes PA 058
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