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ERIC Number: EJ797562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Travelling against the Current: An Examination of Upstream and Downstream Educational Interventions across the Life Span
Silburn, Jenny; Box, Geraldine
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v48 n1 p9-29 Apr 2008
Current social and economic circumstances are presenting universities with a more diverse general student intake whose support needs are increasingly similar to those of traditionally defined equity groups. This paper examines a Murdoch University equity program to demonstrate that simply increasing access does not always translate into increased benefit. It presents an argument for the restructuring of existing equity enabling programs and increasing transitional support for all students to achieve more substantive equality in student outcomes. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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