Closing gaps in Indigenous undergraduate higher education outcomes: repositioning the role of student support services to improve retention and completion rates

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The current change agenda to improve the persistently lower rates of access, participation and outcomes of Indigenous Australians in higher education is a broad one that attempts to address the complex range of contributing factors. A proposition in this paper is that the broad and longer-term focus runs the risk of distracting from the detailed considerations needed to improve support provisions for enrolled students in the immediate term. To bring more attention to this area of indicated change, we revisit 'the gaps' that exist between the performance of Indigenous and all other...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Indigenous people; Higher education; Participation; Outcomes

Keywords: Student retention; Academic persistence; Completion; Student services; Learning support; University; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2019

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Journal volume: 48

Journal number: 1

Journal date: August 2019

Pages: pp. 1-11

ISSN: 1326-0111, 2049-7784 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 138.183

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