Indigenous undergraduates’ use of supplementary tutors: developing academic capabilities for success in higher education studies

Nakata, Martin, Nakata, Vicky, Day, Andrew, Martin, Gregory, and Peachey, Michael (2018) Indigenous undergraduates’ use of supplementary tutors: developing academic capabilities for success in higher education studies. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education. (In Press)

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Abstract

This article presents an analysis of statements from Indigenous students in an Australian university that describe how they use supplementary tutors. The analysis provides some evidence that students use tutors for much more than the prescribed remedial purpose to assist with gaps in assumed academic knowledge and skills to prevent subject failures. Students also use tutors to access hidden knowledge and develop capabilities that assist their progress from dependence on assistance to independence in learning. Our analysis has implications for the conceptualisation and management of supplementary tutoring for Indigenous students.

Item ID: 56854
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2049-7784
Keywords: Indigenous Australian undergraduates, higher education, tutoring
Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2018
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC IN120100021
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 23:47
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 100%
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