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ERIC Number: EJ797607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
The Age at Which Indigenous Australians Undertake Qualifications: A Descriptive Analysis
Biddle, Nicholas
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v46 n1 p28-50 Apr 2006
Reducing disparities in education outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is one of the main ways in which the relative disadvantage Indigenous Australians face will be overcome. Relative and absolute participation rates in all forms of education have improved, however they are still unacceptably low. Those Indigenous Australians who do undertake post-school education do so for the most part at a later age than the non-Indigenous population. This paper gives a descriptive analysis of the age at which Indigenous Australians are currently undertaking education, and the age at which Indigenous Australians obtained their qualifications in the past, making comparisons where appropriate with the non-Indigenous population. It also examines how certain characteristics of students vary across different age groups. (Contains 6 tables, 6 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia