When higher education is possible but not desirable: widening participation and the aspirations of Australian Indigenous school students

Indigenous students remain vastly under-represented within higher education in Australia. While aspirations have been a key focus of the widening participation agenda, the aspirations of Indigenous students have largely been overlooked. Drawing on survey data collected as part of a mixed methods longitudinal study conducted with students in Years 3 to 12 (n=6492) from New South Wales government schools, this study investigated the occupational and educational aspirations of 432 Indigenous school students. While we found that Indigenous and non-Indigenous students held similar occupational aspi ... Show more

Authors: Gore, Jenny; Patfield, Sally; Holmes, Kathryn; Smith, Max ... [+] Show more

Published: London, England, Sage Publications, 2017

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