The impact of a university experience program on rural and regional secondary school students: keeping the flame burning

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Author: Penman, Joy; Thalluri, Jyothi


Aim/purpose: The uptake of university by regional students has been problematic for various reasons. This paper discusses a program, initiated by a South Australian regional university campus, aimed at attracting regional students into higher education. Background: A qualitative descriptive approach to study was used to determine the value of the program on participating students and school staff. Year 10 students from Roxby Downs, Port Augusta and Port Lincoln high schools were invited to participate in a two-day regionally-focussed school-university engagement program that linked...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Higher education; Participation; Demographics; Students; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: University; Regional; Rural; Decision making; Aspirations; Opinion; Questionnaire

Geographic subjects: South Australia; Australia; Oceania

Published: Santa Rosa, California: Informing Science Institute, 2017

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Journal volume: 14

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 35-48

ISSN: 1547-5840 (print), 1547-5867 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Rights: All articles of this journal, whether published in the past or future, are now licensed to you under a Creative Commons By-NC license and copyright to articles is returned and retained by their respective authors.

Call number: TD/TNC 128.88

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