Social inclusion through community embedded, socially supported university education

  • Research program: Ethnographic Research
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: January 2009
  • Expected end date: June 2012
  • Completion date: August 2013
  • Funded by: ARC
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This research examines the immediate, short and longer-term outcomes for disadvantaged people from their participation in a community-embedded, and socially supported university education pathway to social inclusion. A survey instrument across four domains, health and wellbeing, social supports, program engagement and participation and social inclusion, together with in-depth interview schedules will be developed for collecting longitudinal data from the participants in this and similar pathways to social inclusion. A cost and benefit analysis will examine program costs and health. Justice and other community costs. Social inclusion policy and program implications for such cross-sector programs will be identified.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Professor Sherry Saggers, Curtin University
  • Principal Investigator: Peter Howard, Australian Catholic University
  • Chief Investigator: Paul Flatau, Murdoch University
  • Chief Investigator: Brenda Cherednichenko, Edith Cowan University
  • Chief Investigator: Jude Butcher, Australian Catholic University
  • Co-investigator: Jonathan Campton, St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia Inc
  • Co-investigator: Tim Marchant, Mission Australia

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