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Julie McMillan

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STEM pathways: the impact of equity, motivation and prior achievement

To improve pathways and outcomes for disadvantaged students in the future, this report finds that demonstrating to young people the value and applicability of mathematics in early adolescence was a key determinant of students’ future persistence in STEM.
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Education expenditure in Australia

This report offers a detailed insight into investment in Australian education, capturing data from all levels – from early childhood to higher education – and all funding sources – the federal government, state governments, private contributions and the transfers that take place between these.
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Understanding the completion patterns of equity students in regional universities

Abstract Completion patterns of cohorts enrolled in Regional University Network (RUN) universities are influenced by the sociocultural, structural and economic implications of equity group membership. This report synthesised prior research on the sociocultural and financial context that students at RUN universities encounter, extending a comparative...
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Completing university in a growing sector: is equity an issue?

This report details the findings from a research project funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education that explores data tracking student cohorts through the higher education system – from commencement to completion. Characteristics are linked to likelihood of completion in order...
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School non-completers: profiles and initial destinations

Only four per cent of 17 year olds in a this study had not completed Year 12, participated in an alternative vocational program or found full time employment. The majority of those who did not complete Year 12 were fully engaged in employment, education or...