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Confirmation of Candidature : Candidate - Emma Sheppard

Senior Schooling Pathway Choices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students From Remote Communities Attending Boarding Schools

Date: 02 April 2020
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Venue: Online via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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When preparing to enter the senior years of secondary education, Australian students must choose to undertake a vocational or an academic pathway. For all students, this decision-making process is complex, and existing research suggests even more so for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from remote communities studying at boarding schools away from their homes and families. Through a qualitative multi-site case study this research project seeks to represent the current context of student decisions in two secondary boarding schools. It will then explore perspectives of key stakeholders on the contributing factors in this decision-making process for Indigenous students from remote communities followed by an examination of how these contributing factors and perspectives align or diverge to impact student decisions.