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ERIC Number: EJ1146353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-6999
The Participation of Australian Indigenous Students in Higher Education: A Scoping Review of Empirical Research, 2000-2016
Gore, Jennifer; Patfield, Sally; Fray, Leanne; Holmes, Kathryn; Gruppetta, Maree; Lloyd, Adam; Smith, Maxwell; Heath, Treesa
Australian Educational Researcher, v44 n3 p323-355 Jul 2017
While access to higher education has increased for Indigenous Australians, participation and completion rates remain lower than those of non-Indigenous Australians. A sound evidence base is needed to ground equity initiatives if they are to address the specific needs of Indigenous students. This paper presents the results of a scoping review of empirical research focusing on the participation of Indigenous students in higher education. The purpose of the scoping review was to synthesise empirical research on aspirations for, and barriers and enablers to, higher education that were published between 2000 and 2016 (n = 57), and identify areas where further research is needed. Despite a recent increase in research on this topic, relatively little attention has been paid to Indigenous students' aspirations while they are at school. We argue that future research should take account of school students' aspirations for higher education, including primary school students; the similitude of barriers and enablers across the student life cycle; differences within Indigenous community and among Indigenous students; and, the insights emerging from Indigenous methodologies and scholarship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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