Going to university: Pacific Island migrant perspectives

Cuthill, Michael and Scull, Sue (2011) Going to university: Pacific Island migrant perspectives. Australian Universities' Review, 53 (1). pp. 5-13. ISSN 0818-8068

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Despite extensive and on-going efforts, people from a low socio-economic background continue to be significantly under-represented in Australian higher education. In response to this situation, a two year action research project explored the broad issue of higher education access for young people from low socio-economic backgrounds in South East Queensland, Australia. This paper focuses on one specific aspect of that project, and reports on the underlying factors which constrain access to higher education access for one cultural community in Australia. Analysis is based on interview data from young people and parents from this community, and presents a rich description of their lived experiences. Enhanced understanding of the perspectives of young people and their families relating to higher education access provides a solid foundation for developing informed and culturally appropriate higher education access initiatives.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2011 NTEU. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 23:42
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 04:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pacific Islanders; Australia; disadvantaged; university education; aspirations
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200210 Pacific Cultural Studies
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169905 Studies of Pacific Peoples' Societies
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22798

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