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Fleming, Michele J.; Grace, Diana M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Central to the widening participation agenda in Australia is a focus on rural and regional students given their continued underrepresentation in higher education. The ACT University Experience camp is a joint venture by the Country Education Foundation Australia, the University of Canberra and the Australian National University providing…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Barriers, Occupational Aspiration, Foreign Countries
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Fleming, Michele J.; Grace, Diana M. – Educational Research, 2016
Background: Universities in many countries increasingly deliver outreach programmes to raise aspirations and encourage participation in higher education. At the University of Canberra in Australia, these programmes target schools that have been identified as having a large number of students from rural/regional, financially disadvantaged and/or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs, Universities, College Students
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Fleming, Michele J.; Grace, Diana M. – Australian Journal of Education, 2015
Students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, rural areas, non-English speaking backgrounds and those who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, have traditionally been underrepresented in higher education in Australia. The "UC 4 Yourself" experience day is an outreach program by the University of Canberra for schools…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Low Income Students, Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs
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Fleming, Michele J.; Grace, Diana M. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2014
Regional and rural students in Australia face unique challenges when aspiring to higher education. These challenges reflect systematic disadvantage experienced by rural and regional populations as a whole. In an effort to redress these inequities, and aided by the Australian Government's Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Rural Areas, Academic Aspiration, Gender Differences
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Nicol, Annemarie; Fleming, Michele J. – Journal of School Violence, 2010
Mobile phone aggression (MPA) is a relatively new phenomenon. Using newly developed measures, a pilot study was conducted with 348 adolescents ages 13-17 years to determine the incidence of MPA and victimization in this group of adolescents and to test a proposed model in which hostile response selection mediated the relationship between normative…
Descriptors: College Students, Adolescents, Path Analysis, Victims of Crime
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Fleming, Michele J.; Greentree, Shane; Cocotti-Muller, Dayana; Elias, Kristy A.; Morrison, Sarah – Youth & Society, 2006
A survey was conducted among 692 Australian 13-to 16-year-olds to examine aspects of their Internet use and, in particular, their exposure to inappropriate material and behaviors online and their online safety practices. Significant differences were found in the amount of exposure to inappropriate material or behaviors online according to sex and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Safety, Adolescents