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Unequal schooling: How the school curriculum keeps students from low socio-economic backgrounds out of university

Tranter, Deborah

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The Australian higher education sector has grappled, with little success, to increase the participation of students from lower socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds. In this article I identify the ways in which the secondary school curriculum contributes to this outcome, and how universities are complicit in this process. Using data collected at three low SES secondary schools, I argue that the hierarchy of subjects and the increase of vocational education options, together with the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67053
Source: International Journal of Inclusive Education
DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2010.548102

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