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Author Fleming, Ted.

Title Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education
Published London : Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016
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Contents Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; Access and the Idea of the University; Education and Economic Modernisation; The Stakes of the Game: Prosperity, Justice and an Anxious Question; Barriers to Access; Crisis and Complexity; The Pulse of Freedom; Students and the Limits of Access Categories; Structure of the Book; Chapter 2: Key Trends in Irish Higher Education; Chapter 3: Access and Widening Participation -- Stories from the Policy Domain; Chapter 4: Routes in: Access Categories, Mechanisms and Processes
An Alternative Vision of Higher EducationConclusion; Notes; 3 Access and Widening Participation -- Stories from the Policy Domain; Introduction; Naming of the Parts: What Is Access and Exactly How Wide Is It?; A Continuum of Access?; Let the Presses Roll: A Review of Access Policy Publications; Making It Legal; Once upon a Time?; Moving Targets?; Access and Participation: The Numbers Game; Binary Divides; Disability; The Matures; Reaching the Targets?; This Way to the Future? The 2014 Consultation Paper and the "Third Action Plan 2015-19"; Hunt, Landscapes, Dialogues and Compacts
Chapter 13: ConclusionNotes; Part I Introduction: Trends, Policies, Processes and Practices of Access; 2 Key Trends in Irish Higher Education and the Emergence and Development of Access; Introduction; Access and Higher Education Policy in Historical Perspective; A Turning Point: Investment in Education; Lifelong Learning; A Changed System; A Comparative Perspective on the Successes of Access; Changed Utterly?; The Neoliberal University: International and National Dimensions; Austerity, Crisis and the Reform of Higher Education; Fees, Funding and Education as a Public Good
Chapter 5: The Purpose of Access: Equality, Social Mobility and the Knowledge EconomyChapter 6: The Working Class and Higher Education Participation; Chapter 7: Moving to Higher Education: Opportunities and Barriers Experienced by People with Disabilities; Chapter 8: Mature Students in Irish Higher Education; Chapter 9: The Gender Experiences of Non-traditional Students in Irish Higher Education; Chapter 10: The Semi-visible: Part-Timers and Flexible Learners; Chapter 11: Learning and Teaching and Non-traditional Students; Chapter 12: Retention in Ireland's Higher Education Institutions
Conclusion? From Bust to Boom and Bust (Again)Dear John?; Notes; 4 Routes in: Access Categories, Mechanisms and Processes; Getting Access to Access; Let the Right Ones in?; Access Programmes: First Chance, Second Chance, Third Chance?; Compensatory Mechanisms; Routes for Mature Students; Further Education and Training; The Money Question: Access, Funding and Student Supports; The Student; The Institution; The Strategic Innovation Fund; Conclusion: So What Have We Learnt?; Notes; 5 The Purpose of Access: Equality, Social Mobility and the Knowledge Economy; The Purpose of Access
Notes An Overview of Equality in Higher Education Policy and Legislation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Education, Higher -- Ireland.
Form Electronic book
Author Finnegan, Fergal.
Kearns, Mark
Loxley, Andrew, 1964-
ISBN 1137569743
9781137569745