Pathways in context: background characteristics and demographics in student progression through higher education

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Author: Robinson, Rosalie Ann


This research develops a theory to explain the pathways taken by students through higher education in Australia. From a socio-ecological perspective, pathways are conceptualised as a diverse series of choices within learning contexts. In relation to Australian higher education, the model of pathways through undergraduate courses emphasises contexts in which personal and social factors contribute to the choices students make over time. A new method identifies and documents longitudinal pathways of progression through university degree courses. Higher education population data was examined...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Pathways; Students; Equity; Outcomes

Keywords: Decision making; Student behaviour; Longitudinal data

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: University of Sydney, 2009

Physical description: xvii, 269 p. (thesis) + [228] p. (appendix)

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Statement of responsibility: Rosalie A. Robinson

Resource type: Thesis

Call number: TD/TNC 131.920

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