Refugee background students transitioning into higher education: navigating complex spaces


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This book examines the aspirations of refugee background students and accompanies them as they journey through the on-shore stage of settlement, enrolment and participation in the Australian education system. It begins with students' experiences of on-shore settlement, followed by the move into schooling and finally, the subsequent transition into Australian higher education. Transitioning into higher education is a challenge for many students, particularly for those from under-represented equity groups. For refugee background students, navigating in, through and out of higher education...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Participation; Higher education; Equity; Language; Culture and society

Keywords: Refugees; Aspirations; Youth transitions; Transition from secondary to further education and training; School; University; Institutional role; Government role; Government policy; Immigration; Trend; Social aspects; Cultural aspects; Diversity; Community participation; Learning support; Access to education and training; Educational background; Case study; Longitudinal study

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Singapore: Springer Nature, 2018

Physical description: xxiv, 170 p.

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ISBN: 9789811304194; 9789811304200 (eBook)

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 132.820

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