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The Australian University Experience - What We Know (And What We Don't), Daniel Edwards Sep 2010

The Australian University Experience - What We Know (And What We Don't), Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Tertiary Education Advice For Growth Area Framework Plans, Daniel Edwards, Conor King Dec 2009

Tertiary Education Advice For Growth Area Framework Plans, Daniel Edwards, Conor King

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Increasing Competition For University And The Challenge Of Access For Government School Students--Case Study, Daniel Edwards Jul 2009

Increasing Competition For University And The Challenge Of Access For Government School Students--Case Study, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

There is a wide variety of universities, university campuses and university courses in Australia available to those interested in pursuing a higher edu- cation degree. This paper examines the impact of increasing competition for entrance to university on the educational outcomes for students from the govern- ment school sector. Using Melbourne as a case study, the research shows that, over a four-year period of increased competition, entry to some of the more aca- demically accessible university campuses in the city became more difficult and this disproportionately affected the opportunities for university entrance among some groups. Despite the fact that there ...


The Impact Of Increasing Competition For University On Disadvantaged Government School Students, Daniel Edwards Aug 2007

The Impact Of Increasing Competition For University On Disadvantaged Government School Students, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

The influence of socioeconomic status on academic outcomes has been well documented in literature exploring post school pathways. Such accounts of educational disadvantage exist in relation to Melbourne, Australia as they do in other cities across the developed world. However, over the past decade in Melbourne there has been an increased stratification of educational outcomes that cannot necessarily be explained by any parallel increase in social inequality. This differentiation of outcomes has been the result of growing competition for university places – stemming from growth in the school aged population and rising retention rates, but accompanied by no equivalent increase in ...


Do All Young Victorians Have Equal And Genuine Access To A University Education?, Daniel Edwards, Bob Birrell May 2007

Do All Young Victorians Have Equal And Genuine Access To A University Education?, Daniel Edwards, Bob Birrell

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


The Rising Competition For University In Melbourne And Its Impact On Disadvantaged Students, Daniel Edwards Feb 2007

The Rising Competition For University In Melbourne And Its Impact On Disadvantaged Students, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Across The Qualitative/Quantitative Divide? Reflections From Two Research Fields, Daniel Edwards, Martin Forsey Dec 2006

Across The Qualitative/Quantitative Divide? Reflections From Two Research Fields, Daniel Edwards, Martin Forsey

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Rising Competition For University In Melbourne And Its Impact On Disadvantaged Students, Daniel Edwards Nov 2006

Rising Competition For University In Melbourne And Its Impact On Disadvantaged Students, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Growth, Competition And Stratification In Melbourne’S Government Schools, Daniel Edwards May 2006

Growth, Competition And Stratification In Melbourne’S Government Schools, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Chances For Children : Analysis Of Socioeconomic Indicators Of North West Victoria And South West New South Wales And Recipient And Community Perceptions Of The Program, Daniel Edwards, Bob Birrell Dec 2005

Chances For Children : Analysis Of Socioeconomic Indicators Of North West Victoria And South West New South Wales And Recipient And Community Perceptions Of The Program, Daniel Edwards, Bob Birrell

Dr Daniel Edwards

The Chances for Children program was established in Mildura in 2001. The program aims to provide opportunities to children and young people in the region in order to ensure that there are no economic barriers preventing them from achieving their potential through education and training.


Change, Competition And Specialisation: The Demise Of The Comprehensive Secondary School And Its Implication, Daniel Edwards Nov 2005

Change, Competition And Specialisation: The Demise Of The Comprehensive Secondary School And Its Implication, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Unequal Access To University Places : Revisiting Entry To Tertiary Education In Victoria, Daniel Edwards, Bob Birrell, T Smith Dec 2004

Unequal Access To University Places : Revisiting Entry To Tertiary Education In Victoria, Daniel Edwards, Bob Birrell, T Smith

Dr Daniel Edwards

Access to university is becoming increasingly important as a determinant of occupational outcomes for young people. If there is to be genuine educational opportunity, then all young people in Victoria with the requisite talent should have an equal chance to compete for a university place. The findings of this report show that this is not the case currently. This report explores changes in the outcomes of Victorian Year 12 completers between 1993 and 2003. It is based on unpublished tertiary applicant data for all Victorian Year 12 VTAC applicants. The findings show that there has been a growing divergence in ...


From Place To Place : School Location And Access To University Education In Victoria, Bob Birell, Virginia Rapson, Ian Dobson, Daniel Edwards, T Smith Dec 2001

From Place To Place : School Location And Access To University Education In Victoria, Bob Birell, Virginia Rapson, Ian Dobson, Daniel Edwards, T Smith

Dr Daniel Edwards

This study investigates the VCE outcomes for Victorian Year 12 students by school sector and location, and the consequences for university selection. The key finding is that students in Victorian government schools are performing poorly at Year 12 level relative to their counterparts in the Catholic and other Independent schools. The overall median ENTER for Independent schools students was 84.20, compared with 69.65 for Catholic schools and 62.80 for government schools. The percentage of students who began Year 12 in 2000 and actually enrolled in a Victorian university in 2001 were 31% (Government), 48% (Catholic) and 60 ...