Enabling Education in Australia: Emerging Themes and Shared Understandings

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Davis, Charmaine. 2023. "Enabling Education in Australia: Emerging Themes and Shared Understandings." Padro, Fernando F., Green, Jonathan and David, Bull (ed.) Widening Participation in Higher Education. Singapore. Springer. pp. 1-21
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Enabling Education in Australia: Emerging Themes and Shared Understandings

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3337
Book TitleWidening Participation in Higher Education
AuthorsDavis, Charmaine
EditorsPadro, Fernando F., Green, Jonathan and David, Bull
Page Range1-21
SeriesUniversity Development and Administration (UDAA)
Chapter Number3
Number of Pages21
Year2023
PublisherSpringer
Place of PublicationSingapore
ISBN9789811995538
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-9553-8_27-1
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-981-19-9553-8_27-1
Abstract

The rapid expansion of higher education in Australia over the last two decades has been accompanied by an increased emphasis on ensuring quality standards and regulation. However, despite their significant role in widening participation in higher education, enabling programs are not included in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and there is no nationally recognized common standard for these non-award programs. This has led to perceptions that the enabling education sector is overly diverse and fragmented. However, the sector has seen significant development as it has expanded to meet student demand and there is evidence to suggest it is emerging as a coherent and distinct sub-discipline in higher education in Australia.

KeywordsEnabling education; Higher education pathways; Student transition; Preparatory programs; Bridging studies; Widening participation; Equity; Quality standards; Student retention; Program evaluation
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
390102. Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
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