Indigenous students’ aspirations: dreams, perceptions and realities

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University of Western Sydney. Self-concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation Research Centre (SELF)


The report is based on a survey of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students from a sample of 17 secondary schools in Western Australia (WA), Queensland and New South Wales (NSW), focus groups with students, parents and career advisers and semi-structured interviews with Year 11 and Year 12 Indigenous students. Almost two thirds of respondents were from rural areas and just over one third were from urban areas. The research asked students about what they planned to do when they left school, how relevant their current studies were to what they aspired to do, the barriers they identified to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Secondary education; Performance; Teaching and learning; Students; Research

Keywords: Survey; Indigenous education; Attitude; Aspirations

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Department of Education, Science and Training, 2005

Physical description: 224 p.

ISBN: 0642773602 (online)

This report is funded under the Evaluations and Investigations Programme (EIP) of the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/AG 82.04

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