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ERIC Number: EJ924892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Voices from Manukau: Recruitment and Success of Traditionally under Represented Undergraduate Groups in New Zealand
Millward, Pam; Stephenson, Maxine S.; Rio, Nane; Anderson, Helen
Asia Pacific Education Review, v12 n2 p279-287 May 2011
This paper describes a research project, "Voices from Manukau", that investigated the impact of a joint initiative by a university and an institute of technology in New Zealand. The purpose of the initiative was to increase the participation of students traditionally under represented at tertiary-level study, particularly Maori (indigenous people) and individuals from Pacific Island nations. Many of the participants were adults who had not experienced high levels of success during their compulsory period of education and they lived in low socio-economic areas. We found that participation of under-represented groups increased. The "Manukau" students were as successful as other undergraduate students studying at the university. Of particular interest was the high level of success of Maori and Pacific Island students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand