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Participation in higher education in Australia among under-represented groups: What can we learn from the Higher Education Participation Program to better support Indigenous learners?

Smith, James A., Trinidad, Sue and Larkin, Steven (2015). Participation in higher education in Australia among under-represented groups: What can we learn from the Higher Education Participation Program to better support Indigenous learners?. Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social contexts,17(Special Issue: Indigenous Pathways and Transitions into Higher Education):12-29.

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Title Participation in higher education in Australia among under-represented groups: What can we learn from the Higher Education Participation Program to better support Indigenous learners?
Author Smith, James A.
Trinidad, Sue
Larkin, Steven
Journal Name Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social contexts
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 17
Issue Number Special Issue: Indigenous Pathways and Transitions into Higher Education
ISSN 1329-1440   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 12
End Page 29
Total Pages 18
Place of Publication Darwin, NT, Australia
Publisher Social Partnerships in Learning Research Consortium - Learning Research Group, Charles Darwin University
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract In 1988 the release of the Higher Education: A Policy Statement White Paper focused Australia’s national higher education equity policy on “changing the balance of the student population to reflect more closely the composition of society as a whole” (Dawkins 1990, 2-3). While improvement in access and participation has been noted for women, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, and people with disabilities, the interventions has remained less effective for people from Lower Socio-Economic Status (LSES backgrounds), Indigenous peoples; rural, regional and remote residents; (Gale & Tranter, 2011; Koshy & Seymour 2014). In 2009, in response to the Bradley Review (2008), the Australian government set a new agenda again focused on equitable participation in higher education, along with associated equity targets (which have since been abandoned), and funding to enable this reform as well as increased participation. Funding was delivered through the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP), renamed the Higher Education Participation Program (HEPP) in 2015 (Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2015). A range of national partnerships, policy initiatives and programs has been used to facilitate improved achievement in schools as well as enable access, participation and achievement in higher education. These actions have included targeted programs through the use of intervention strategies aimed at widening participation in, and improving access to higher education.
Keywords Higher education
LSES
Regional
Remote
Indigenous
Participation
Retention
Completions
DOI http://dx.doi.org/http://doi.org/10.18793/LCJ2015.17.02   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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