Non-traditional students making their way in higher education: an Australian case study

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Author: Funston, Andrew

Abstract:

This study reports on the experiences of a cohort who in many respects represent so-called 'non-traditional' (or traditionally under-represented) students who are arriving in increasing numbers on campuses across Australia. It highlights findings from a mixed-methods doctoral study undertaken in 2009-2011 by the author at the University of Melbourne, Graduate School of Education. The study investigated the first year experiences of a 2009 cohort of commencing students at one of Australia's newer universities. Around 22 per cent of these students came from a low socio-economic (SES)...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Research; Participation; Disadvantaged

Keywords: Case study; Nontraditional students; Socioeconomic background; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Low income group

Geographic subjects: Australia; Victoria; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne, 2012

Physical description: 19 p.

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http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/yrc/linked_documents/RR35.pdf

ISBN: 9780734048073

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 115.598

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