I would’ve been so overwhelmed...: the importance of TAFE in supporting success for low SES students in HE

Hosken, Norah, Goldingay, Sophie, Land, Clare, Barnes, Peter and Murphy, Kerry 2013, I would’ve been so overwhelmed...: the importance of TAFE in supporting success for low SES students in HE, in FYHE 2013 :Proceedings of the First Year in Higher Education 2013 Conference, FYHE, Wellington, N. Z., pp. 1-1.

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Title I would’ve been so overwhelmed...: the importance of TAFE in supporting success for low SES students in HE
Author(s) Hosken, Norah
Goldingay, Sophie
Land, Clare
Barnes, Peter
Murphy, Kerry
Conference name First Year in Higher Education. Conference (16th : 2013 : Wellington, New Zealand)
Conference location Wellington, New Zealand
Conference dates 7-10 Jul. 2013
Title of proceedings FYHE 2013 :Proceedings of the First Year in Higher Education 2013 Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series First Year in Higher Education Conference
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Publisher FYHE
Place of publication Wellington, N. Z.
Keyword(s) TAFE
Higher Education
equity
pathway
Summary The Federal Government Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program includes a renewed push to redress the persistent under-representation of students from low socio-economic status backgrounds in higher education in Australia. The discipline of Social Work at Deakin University has been successful in attracting a wide range of students into the Bachelor program and is committed to giving students the best chance of success. This paper presents findings from qualitative research aimed at building two-way bridges between The Gordon (formerly The Gordon Institute of TAFE) and Deakin University to widen access and to support and retain students. The research presented here illuminates the experiences of students who commenced university following studies at TAFE, as well as the multiple, complex and intersecting factors impacting on this particular cohort’s educational opportunity. Our findings suggest that the TAFE pathway functions as an equity mechanism in our particular study site. Further, findings regarding students’ support needs underpin our argument that universities must do more to meet their responsibilities towards students.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054692

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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