Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE140100080 [ 2014 - 2016 ]

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Researchers Dr Philip Parker;

Brief description Australia's economic future requires education to close the gap between disadvantaged and advantaged students. Even successful interventions, however, typically increase the gap with advantaged students benefitting more. Whilst most efforts focus on test scores, evidence suggests that non-cognitive outcomes (such as, self-concept, task value, motivation and social context) are critical in closing the gap. This project will test these predictions for successful educational transitions by disadvantaged students, using an innovative blend of multiple large-scale primary and secondary data sources, and new, evolving statistical models. This project will provide potential actions for strengthening the economic and social future of disadvantaged youth in Australia and beyond.

Funding Amount 389352

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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