Participation and equity: a review of the participation in higher education of people from low socioeconomic backgrounds and Indigenous people


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This report reviews available literature and data relating to the participation and success of people from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds and Indigenous people in Australian higher education, including information on school achievement and retention where this is relevant to access to higher education. Where data are available they are reported for both urban low SES people and rural/remote low SES people. The analysis does not include international students. The report also contains a broadbrush summary of the equity activities and initiatives of Australian universities and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Higher education; Indigenous people; Outcomes; Disadvantaged; Equity

Keywords: Trend; Access to education and training; Low income group; Socioeconomic background

Geographic subjects: North America; Oceania; Europe; Australia; Great Britain; United States; Canada

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Universities Australia, 2008

Physical description: viii, 141 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Prepared for Universities Australia by the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 96.386

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