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The (Re)claiming social capital: Improving language and cultural pathways for refugee students into Australian higher education project

(Re) claiming social capital: Improving language and cultural pathways for refugee students into Australian higher education  is a research project partnered by the Universities of Newcastle, Curtin and Macquarie and funded by the Commonweath Department of Education and Training (2015-2018).

The overarching aims of this project are to identify the pathways taken by Humanitarian Entrant Background (HEB) students to enter Higher Education [HE], and investigate how HEB students experience their transitions into and through undergraduate study, with a particular focus on language, literacy and university culture. The three transition pathways studied include Intensive English Centres in High Schools in Perth [Curtin University]; the LEAP (Learning, Education Aspiration, Participation) Refugee Mentoring Program within high schools [Widening Participation Unit, Macquarie University]; and, VET (Vocational Education and Training) and enabling program transition [the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre (ELFSC), the University of Newcastle].

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