Tanti, M. & Labone, E. (2011). Step up into teaching: Increasing the engagement and academic self-efficacy of school students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Journal of Catholic School Studies (print version),83(1), 64-73.
The Federal government's recent mandate for increasing numbers of students' from disadvantaged backgrounds has moved some Universities into action by initiating new school partnerships (such as the University of Sydney's Compass program reported in the Sydney Morning Herald (Gilmore, 2010). Step Up Into Teaching (SUIT) is an innovative higher education program developed by the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in collaboration with two Catholic Education Offices (CEO) in Sydney. It aims to provide access to higher education for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
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