The things that matter : Understanding the factors that affect the participation and retention of indigenous students in health sciences programs at the University of Sydney.

Year: 1999

Author: Farrington, Sally, Page, Susan, DiGregorio, Kristie, Garang, Yooroang

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This research is directed at answering the question about what factors really influence the progression, retention and success of Indigenous students in Higher Education. This is a new question in this field as most previous research is qualitative and directed at generating statistics about retention and progression rather than exploring the students' real experiences ( both past and present) and the ways in which these experiences influence retention and success.