Second-generation Greek-Australian and Italian-Australian students at Victoria University

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Messinis, George (2009) Second-generation Greek-Australian and Italian-Australian students at Victoria University. In: Greek Research in Australia : Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University, June 2009. Rossetto, Marietta, Tsianikas, Michael, Couvalis, George and Palaktsoglou, Maria, eds. Flinders University, Department of Languages- Modern Greek, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 432-445.


This paper examines the academic performance of the second-generation Australians at Victoria University in 2007. The study utilises Australian Bureau of Statistics Census 2006 estimates of socio-economic status to investigate the roles of socio-economic background, and cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD). Attention is given to students of Greek and Italian ancestry. The study also accounts for selection bias, elite high school participation, gender, age, employment status, and study intensity. The evidence suggests that academic outcomes vary by sector, and languages-other-than- English (LOTE) are a key driver of the disadvantage observed in second-generation Australian students.

Item type Book Section
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ISBN 9780725811372
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Keywords academic student outcomes, progression, attrition, second language, 2007, higher education, Victoria University, Melbourne
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