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2013

Australian Catholic University

Multiple disadvantage

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New Possibilities For People Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage : Insights From Clemente Australia, Peter Howard, Jude Butcher, Tim Marchant Jan 2013

New Possibilities For People Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage : Insights From Clemente Australia, Peter Howard, Jude Butcher, Tim Marchant

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

This paper provides insight into the experiences of six people who completed a Clemente university unit in the second semester of 2009 at the Mission Australia Centre, Sydney. Clemente Australia is a community embedded university humanities course providing higher education opportunity in collaboration with social agencies for people experiencing multiple disadvantage. Each person participated in a semistructured conversational interview in early 2013 which explored their life journeys since 2009. The responses confirm what is known from the literature regarding the complexity of the lives of people experiencing disadvantage, the immediate and short term value of humanities education, as well as ...