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Indigenous university pathways, WIL and the strengthening of aspirations: Robbie's journey as a learner

The underrepresentation of boys from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australian universities continues despite recent gains in widening participation. This article presents a case study documenting the transition of one Indigenous student, Robbie, from an underprivileged school located in the Western suburbs of Sydney to an urban Australian university. We focus first on his experience at university before considering how an opportunity with Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) influenced his confidence and motivation. Central to the analysis is the continual and contentious nature o... Show more

Authors: Stahl, Garth; McDonald, Sarah; Stokes, Jennifer

Published: Abingdon, England, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2023

Resource type: Article

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