Supporting successful educational pathways of First Nations students (2024–2027)

Abstract:
The aim of this study is to develop strategies to prevent the steep drop in school attendance rates of First Nation students as they transition from primary to secondary school. The project expects to generate effective culturally embedded support strategies. In partnership with communities, industry partners and schools we propose to consult, codesign and assess the effectiveness of peer-mentoring of primary school students by those from the same community who have successfully reached senior grades. The outcome is the evaluation of students¿ experiences and ongoing attendance and attainments. Significant benefits are for students¿ ongoing school engagement and academic success. Cultural and economic benefits are for all Australians.
Grant type:
ARC Early Career Industry Fellowships
Researchers:
Funded by:
Australian Research Council