Person

Sally Baker

Sally Baker is a Lecturer of Social Research and Policy in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She is affiliated with the Forced Migration Research Network. Sally's research explores issues of equity in higher education, with her research interests including higher education equity and language policy, the educational experiences of students from refugee and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, academic literacies, transitions, and methodological issues and longitudinal qualitative research. She is currently working on a National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education-funded project which is examining university and community responses to higher education and people seeking asylum with colleagues from Curtin University and the University of Newcastle. Sally is also the Co-Chair of the Refugee Education Special Interest Group, which is hosted by the Refugee Council of Australia and the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network.
Working paper

Building together: seven principles for engaging civil society to deliver resilient, inclusive and sustainable infrastructure in the Pacifc islands

This paper, based on extensive research and consultations, is intended to stimulate thinking about best standards for infrastructure investment in the Pacifc. It suggests that if lasting development outcomes are to be assured, civil society will need to play a greater role in the prioritisation...
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Alternative pathways into higher education open access annotated bibliography: enabling, foundation, access & bridging education

This open access, annotated bibliography has been curated by a collective of scholars who share an interest in enabling education as a form of alternative entry into higher education studies. The bibliography primarily has an Australian focus, although it also includes relevant literature written from...
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People from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds: an open access annotated bibliography

This second edition of an open access annotated bibliography has been curated by a collective of scholars who share an interest in the impacts of forced migration on people from refugee, asylum seeking and CALD migrant backgrounds. These resources are intended to be shared with...
Journal article

Students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds and meaningful participation in higher education: from peripheral to fundamental concern

In this special edition on educational engagement of students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, this article highlights how attention to higher education is crucial to understanding and improving their lives.
Report

Australian OUR Forum - Project Eucalyptus: collaborate, create and change

This forum sought to build effective collaborations amongst participants, leading to new initiatives to increase access to, participation in, and successful transitions out of higher education, not only for recently resettled refugees in Australia, but also for displaced communities in the region.