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The Experience of Being First in Family at University

Pioneers in Higher Education

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ann Luzeckyj, Sharron King, Ben McCann
    Pages 1-21
  3. Ann Luzeckyj, Sharron King, Ben McCann
    Pages 23-35
  4. Ben McCann, Ann Luzeckyj, Sharron King
    Pages 37-48
  5. Ben McCann, Sharron King, Ann Luzeckyj
    Pages 49-61
  6. Ann Luzeckyj, Sharron King, Ben McCann
    Pages 63-74
  7. Sharron King, Ben McCann, Ann Luzeckyj
    Pages 75-87
  8. Sharron King, Ben McCann, Ann Luzeckyj
    Pages 89-102
  9. Ben McCann, Ann Luzeckyj, Sharron King
    Pages 103-113

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an in-depth analysis of what it means to be the first in family at university. It examines the factors that influence first in family students' decisions to enrol, attend and continue at university, and how their hopes, dreams and ambitions for the future affect their university experience. Using survey data and semi-structured interviews, the book offers valuable and far-reaching insights into the first in family student experience, and provides recommendations for future practice at the national and institutional level for teaching and professional staff as well as for first in family students. As universities face intense competition for students and growing economic constraints due to funding cuts and increasing costs, this book comes at a critical time.

Keywords

First generation Equity group University student Widening participation Social inclusion Student experience Student support First year experience Non-traditional students Policy makers Semi-structured interviews Narrative case studies Transition Diversity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

About the authors

Associate Professor Sharron King (PhD) is the Head of UniSA College. She has over twenty-five years of experience as a tertiary educator and has led numerous teaching and learning studies investigating the student experience and academic practice. Her research interests focus primarily on students' transition to university, as well as student health and well-being and widening access to university for students who face educational disadvantage.

Dr Ann Luzeckyj is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education. She has worked in higher education for over 20 years in both Australia and England, as a lecturer and in libraries (in a range of different roles). She tutored and worked as a research assistant on various projects which explored support for first year students; preparing academics to teach in universities and redeveloping curriculum. She was also a project manager on the ALTC-funded Preparing Academics for Teaching in Higher Education (PATHE) project (2008 - 2010) and was part of the project committee and a key researcher on the ALTC (then OLT) funded First Year Student Expectations and Experiences project (2009 - 2011).

Associate Professor Ben McCann is Head of French Studies at the University of Adelaide.  He was the Director of Student Experience for the Faculty of Arts there from 2012 to 2017 and co-Chief Investigator on the First Year Student Expectations and Experiences project (2009 - 2011).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Experience of Being First in Family at University
  • Book Subtitle Pioneers in Higher Education
  • Authors Sharron King
    Ann Luzeckyj
    Ben McCann
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0921-6
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-0920-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-0921-6
  • Series ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-193X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 113
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
    Educational Policy and Politics
    Sociology of Education
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