Why do indigenous students succeed at university?

Toombs, Maree and Gorman, Don (2010) Why do indigenous students succeed at university? Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 34 (1). pp. 14-16. ISSN 1037-3403

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Abstract

A great deal has been published on the disadvantage that Indigenous Australians experience which prevents them from undertaking studies or of succeeding if they do.
Despite this, many Indigenous Australians do enrol in university and successfully complete their studies. This article will report on research that explores why these students succeed and argue that the underlying factor is resilience. Findings about barriers experienced - what students are saying about barriers to their education.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version can be deposited with permission of publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2010 03:57
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 05:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: indigenous education; indigenous students; resilience
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Fields of Research (2020): 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4504 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing > 450499 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing not elsewhere classified
45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4502 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education > 450299 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education not elsewhere classified
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390409 Learning sciences
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8717

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