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Understanding the multidimensional nature of student disadvantage to better inform the provision of 'glocal' learning
conference contributionposted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by Julie Willems
There are growing calls to make equity a focus of research concern in Australian higher education. In turn such research will, it is anticipated, inform the planning, delivery and implementation of education in an era of rapid global and technological change. Yet to undertake such research requires generating a greater understanding of the complex and multidimensional nature of educational disadvantage for the purposes of equity. This paper explores the Equity Raw-Score Matrix as a means of capturing economic, geographic and social disadvantage.