Pathways to university : enabling factors in construction management education in Australia

Mills, Anthony and McLaughlin, Patricia 2013, Pathways to university : enabling factors in construction management education in Australia, in ASC 2013 : Proceedings of the 49th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, Associated Schools of Construction, Hattiesburg, Miss., pp. 1-9.

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Title Pathways to university : enabling factors in construction management education in Australia
Author(s) Mills, Anthony
McLaughlin, Patricia
Conference name Associated Schools of Construction. Conference (49th : 2013 : San Luis Obispo, California)
Conference location San Luis Obispo, California
Conference dates 9-13 Apr. 2013
Title of proceedings ASC 2013 : Proceedings of the 49th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference
Editor(s) Sulbaran, Tulio
Publication date 2013
Conference series Associated Schools of Construction Conference
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Associated Schools of Construction
Place of publication Hattiesburg, Miss.
Keyword(s) construction education
student employment
pathways
Summary Past Australian and international research has shown that many students find transition and navigating pathways from vocational education to university difficult. This paper proposes a framework for evaluating the success of these pathways in construction management education. Students enrolled in undergraduate degree courses responded to a questionnaire on the nature of their experiences in vocational education and how this impacted on their decision to articulate to university. The survey covered a sample of three universities across Australia. The results showed that students generally had positive experiences, but that some pathways had better outcomes than others. Utilising an existing outreach-developed matrix the research identified three factors that were good measures of the success of pathways models. The paper concludes by suggesting that universities need a greater awareness of the impact of transition issues for their pathways students. This research is significant in that it considers pathways as an organised and systematic process, which is capable of being defined and measured.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2013, Associated Schools of Construction
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061648

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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