Enabling Indigenous education success beyond regional borders

Fredericks, Bronwyn L., Mann, Julie, Skinner, Ross, CroftWarcon, Pamela, McFarlane, Bronwyn, & Creamer, Sandra (2015) Enabling Indigenous education success beyond regional borders. Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 17(2), Article 3.


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Higher education is a powerful tool for reducing social and economic disadvantage. But access to higher education can be difficult, particularly for Indigenous Australians who face multiple levels of social, economic and geographical isolation. While enabling programs can support Indigenous students to gain university entry, the experience at Central Queensland University (CQUniversity) suggests that their past success has been limited. In this paper, the authors describe the enabling program available to Indigenous students at CQUniversity. They suggest that the newly developed, flexible, online version of the program is helping to address geographical and social isolation and improve successful outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

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ID Code: 91613
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Bronwyn Fredericks is an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health, QUT and a Member of the ISRN, QUT. She is a Professor and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)and BMA Chair in Indigenous Engagement at Central Queensland University, Australia.
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Keywords: Enabling education, Bridging education, Cultural identity, Student experience, Participation, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, Australia, Regional, Rural, Urban
ISSN: 2202-4883
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Research Centres > Indigenous Studies Research Network
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Southern Cross University
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2016 01:01
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:48

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