Life Raft Australia?

Livock, Cheryl A. (2010) Life Raft Australia? In 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development : The Agenda., June 10-14, 2010 , Hong Kong.

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In the helter skelter of people legally and illegally seeking refuge in Australia, often overlooked are the realities of how to obtain that hoped for better life. One of the avenues chosen to achieve their dream is higher education; however, once enrolled in higher education many such students [termed Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)] find they are ill equipped to achieve academic success; they become overwhelmed by the pressures of study/family/work; and ultimately lose heart and their place at university. Life raft Australia has just become another disillusioning vehicle to a depressing future. This paper discusses how universities across Australia are now putting processes in place that will enable CALD students to confront and overcome academic and social barriers, and thus realise their dream of a better life. Exemplars from the University of Tasmania provide practical models of how higher education institutions, not only in Australia but globally can assist immigrant students to self actualize; to be empowered to become integral and successful members of the Australian community.

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ID Code: 48737
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: This poster accompanies the paper by the same name. The poster was not available for download from the online Programme.
Keywords: humanitarian immigrants, higher education, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), , life chances, empowerment, academic success, tertiary writing and study skills, English language proficiency
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Please consult the author(s).
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2012 22:23
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2012 22:23

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