School to University Pathways: Enhancing Access and Participation in Higher Education for Refugee Background Students

Jane Wilkinson, Kiprono Langat, Loshini Naidoo, Misty Adoniou

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Abstract

The School to University Pathways for Refugee Students (SUPRS) project was a two year case study conducted with seven schools and three universities across urban and regional Australia that investigated the enablers and constraints faced by refugee background students transitioning from high school to university. Focus groups and interviews with refugee students, school and university staff explored students’ experiences of transition from school to university and their university experiences. Findings suggest the need for schools and universities to reconceptualise transition as a holistic process which extends beyond classroom walls, encompasses assistance and targeted support at individual and systemic levels, and builds on the resilience and assets refugee students bring to learning.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
EventAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting - Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, United States
Duration: 08 Apr 201612 Apr 2016
http://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings/Annual-Meeting/Program/2016-Annual-Meeting-Program

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ConferenceAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titlePublic scholarship to educate diverse democracies
CountryUnited States
CityWashington DC
Period08/04/1612/04/16
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    Wilkinson, J., Langat, K., Naidoo, L., & Adoniou, M. (2016). School to University Pathways: Enhancing Access and Participation in Higher Education for Refugee Background Students. Abstract from American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, United States.