Success Factors in Indigenous Students' Academic Achievement at a Higher Level (Paperback)

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This chapter provides an overview of the research conducted about the

needs and experiences of Indigenous higher degree by research (HDR) students. We

conducted multiple studies (six datasets in total) that included evaluation forms from

capacity-building workshops, group discussions, written responses, online surveys

to Indigenous HDR students (n = 114) and supervisors of Indigenous HDR students

(n = 33) focusing on their needs and experiences and an evaluation survey of a

national program. Of the six datasets, all but one are from Indigenous HDR students.

All of these sources of data collected have helped to inform this book. We argue

that Indigenous peoples are not the problem that need 'fixing' to increase HDR

completions rates; rather, the system needs addressing to better support Indigenous

HDR students. This book is written to privilege the voices of the Indigenous HDR

students who were involved in this research. Through the chapters, we will undo

and/or dispel some misunderstandings that continue to persist in higher education

institutions about what Indigenous HDR students need to succeed in the academy. We

challenge these assumptions using the insights shared by Indigenous HDR students

who told us about their needs and experiences in higher education. This chapter

provides the background, states the aims of the book and the research question

guiding this study and provides an overview of each chapter in this book. We have

written this book for anyone interested in successful pathways for Indigenous HDR


Product Details
ISBN: 9781835208298
ISBN-10: 1835208290
Publisher: Indie Pub
Publication Date: August 4th, 2023
Pages: 120
Language: English