Book Chapter

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

Abstract

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.

University of Melbourne Researchers