Indigenous higher education student equity : focusing on what works

Devlin, Marcia 2009, Indigenous higher education student equity : focusing on what works, Australian journal of indigenous education, vol. 38, pp. 1-8.

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Title Indigenous higher education student equity : focusing on what works
Author(s) Devlin, Marcia
Journal name Australian journal of indigenous education
Volume number 38
Start page 1
End page 8
Publisher University Of Queensland, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1326-0111
Summary The rates of higher education access, participation and completion for Indigenous students are much lower than those for non-Indigenous students in Australia. This paper argues for a research-led focus on what works in terms of Indigenous  student equity in higher education. Undertaking independent evaluation of  existing initiatives and leveraging the experience of hundreds of successful Indigenous graduates, it may be possible to articulate some of the ways in which success has been, and can be, achieved, despite the challenges that face Indigenous students. In other words, it may be possible to articulate some aspects of what works for some Indigenous people in relation to higher education. A focus on articulating strategies that Indigenous individuals and communities might adopt in relation to higher education should be developed alongside the management of systemic problems through a range of means. The “successfocused” approach would provide one of a suite of approaches that may be helpful in addressing Indigenous student equity.
Language eng
Indigenous content on
Field of Research 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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