Systemic Equity Challenges: An Overview of the Role of Australian Universities in Student Equity and Social Inclusion
Ryan Naylor, Richard James
WIDENING HIGHER EDUCATION PARTICIPATION: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE | CHANDOS PUBL | Published : 2016
This chapter examines the challenges Australia has faced in creating greater social inclusion in higher education, tracing some of the policy interventions over the last quarter of a century in particular. The analysis examines not only the role of universities and other higher education providers but also the roles of schools and vocational educational and training. This chapter points to the need for more systemic thinking and policy to recognise the interrelationships and interresponsibilities between the education sectors and identifies the emergence of learning analytics as a new data tool for understanding and responding to individual educational disadvantage.