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Title Aspirations, access and attainment : international perspectives on widening participation and an agenda for change / edited by Neil Murray and Christopher M. Klinger
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (409 pages)
Contents Connecting the unconnected: towards a global access movement / Stuart Billingham -- Regressive social policy and its consequences for opportunity for higher education in the United States, 1980 to present / Tom Mortenson -- Meeting the US demand for talent: the imperative of increasing attainment for underserved populations / Jamie P. Merisotis -- Inequality as the key obstacle to widening successful participation in South Africa. Why higher education is obliged to redress it / Ian Scott -- Society, economy and access to post-secondary studies in Québec / Nicolas Bastien, Pierre Chenard, Pierre Doray, and Benoît Laplante -- Challenges for adult access in Europe / Michael Osborne, Simon Broek, and Bert-Jan Buiskool -- Widening participation in UK higher education: the institutional performance / Malcolm Tight -- Student engagement to improve belonging, retention and success / Liz Thomas -- Autonomy, legitimacy and confidence: using mainstream curriculum to successfully widen participation / Liz Marr, George Curry and John Rose-Adams -- "I thought I knew this stuff, but apparently I don't": understanding the transition into university-level thinking / Robert Cantwell, Jill Scevak and Erika Spray -- An argument concerning overcoming inequalities in higher education / Stephen Gorard -- Students as experts: reflections on the 'student voice' / Neil Murray and Christopher M. Klinger -- Australian student voice influences on wider participation policy and practice through a student union lens / Donherra Walmsley -- The student voice in widening access to higher education in England: the case of the access agreement / Debbie McVitty -- Social dimension: a step towards a more inclusive higher education area / Florian Kaiser and Taina Moisander
Summary "It is perhaps ironic that as the global financial crisis has, in some cases, led governments and institutions to pull back from and/or set more modest goals and associated funding around widening participation, there is an ever-growing sense that the ideals buttressing the widening participation movement are becoming more universally acknowledged by educators across the globe. That acknowledgement has translated into action on the ground via such means as policy formulation, strategic planning and target setting - each of which often reflects local contexts and manifests a regional 'flavour'. There is also, however, an increasing realisation that there are commonalities in the challenges involved with national or regional initiatives to increase the participation of non-traditional groups in higher education and that the drivers of such initiatives -- and ultimately the cohorts they target -- stand to benefit considerably from an open exchange of ideas and sharing of experience. This book brings together current regional perspectives on widening participation as presented by prominent academics, researchers, policy-makers, and students from across the globe. It will create for policy-makers, institutions, and individuals interested in enabling access, a useful and informative resource that will introduce, formulate, shape and reinforce the ideas and aims of the World Congresses on widening access. As the contributors maintain, in an increasingly globalised market economy and in the face of recent seismic economic, political and social change around the world, it is imperative to both secure existing talent within our populations and uncover and nurture new sources of talent. The series of essays featured in this book will explore, anticipate, and highlight themes underpinning a global movement towards a step-change in thinking, strategies, and policies -- one that places youth and students from around the world at its heart"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Education, Higher -- Economic aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Educational change -- Cross-cultural studies.
Educational equalization -- Cross-cultural studies.
Universities and colleges -- Admission -- Cross-cultural studies
Education, Higher -- Economic aspects
Education, Higher -- Economic aspects.
Educational change
Educational change.
Educational equalization
Educational equalization.
Universities and colleges -- Admission
Universities and colleges -- Admission.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Klinger, Christopher M., editor.
Murray, Neil, 1960- editor.
ISBN 113468679X