Quality outcomes through inclusion: Tertiary decision- making and ethnicity at a regional New Zealand polytechnic

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Quality Conversations Vol. 25

July, 2002, 794 pages
Published by
Tony Herrington
ISBN
0 908557 54 X
Abstract 

A survey of new students at a regional polytechnic in New Zealand found an ethnic dimension to typical decision-making influences. Maori students ranked the importance of student loans and allowances higher than non-Maori students. Maori students were more influenced by polytechnic graduates and the people they work with than were non-Maori students. The differences between Maori and non-Maori respondents suggest how polytechnics might appeal to prospective Maori students.

Keywords: ethnicity, student decision-making, student loans

Quality outcomes through inclusion: Tertiary decision- making and ethnicity at a regional New Zealand polytechnic

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