Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jack Frawley, Steve Larkin, James A. Smith
      Pages 3-11 Open Access
  3. Policy and Policy Issues

  4. Practice, Programs and Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Robyn Ober, Jack Frawley
      Pages 83-94 Open Access
    3. Bronwyn Fredericks, Susan Kinnear, Carolyn Daniels, Pamela Croft-Warcon, Julie Mann
      Pages 119-132 Open Access
    4. Juanita Sherwood, Gabrielle Russell-Mundine
      Pages 133-150 Open Access
    5. Christopher Lee, Helen Farley, Jacinta Cox, Stephen Seymour
      Pages 169-188 Open Access
    6. Prabha Prayaga, Ellie Rennie, Ekaterina Pechenkina, Arnhem Hunter
      Pages 189-210 Open Access
    7. Tim Pitman, Andrew Harvey, Jade McKay, Marcia Devlin, Sue Trinidad, Matthew Brett
      Pages 235-249 Open Access
    8. John Guenther, Samantha Disbray, Tessa Benveniste, Sam Osborne
      Pages 251-270 Open Access
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 279-287

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book brings together contributions by researchers, scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, professionals and citizens who have an interest in or experience of Indigenous pathways and transitions into higher education. University is not for everyone, but a university should be for everyone. To a certain extent, the choice not to participate in higher education should be respected given that there are other avenues and reasons to participate in education and employment that are culturally, socially and/or economically important for society. Those who choose to pursue higher education should do so knowing that there are multiple pathways into higher education and, once there, appropriate support is provided for a successful transition.
The book outlines the issues of social inclusion and equity in higher education, and the contributions draw on real-world experiences to reflect the different approaches and strategies currently being adopted. Focusing on research, program design, program evaluation, policy initiatives and experiential narrative accounts, the book critically discusses issues concerning widening participation.


Indigenous higher education student equity student transitions higher education policy Indigenous research community engagement Australian indigenous education Australian education University participation disadvantaged equity groups cultural interfaces interculturalism Open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Jack Frawley
    • 1
  • Steve Larkin
    • 2
  • James A. Smith
    • 3
  1. 1.National Centre for Cultural CompetenceUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia
  3. 3.Charles Darwin UniversityDarwinAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4061-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4062-7
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