[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140101431]
Researchers A/Prof Clarence Ng; Prof Merrilyn Goos; Prof Nanette Bahr;
Brief description The problem of persistent decline in participation in post-compulsory mathematics in Australian schools and universities has been aggravated when disadvantaged students are taken into consideration. However, know little as to how, why and under what circumstances disadvantaged students make decisions to quit or continue learning advanced Mathematics. To address this national challenge, three related studies will explore systematically disadvantaged students’ academic aspirations during the early and senior secondary periods, track their development within dynamic interplay of individual, social and schooling influences, and explore effective schooling practices capable of sustaining aspirations in advanced Mathematics.
Funding Amount 349000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects