Bridges, pathways and transitions: international innovations in widening participation

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Author: Shah, Mahsood; Whiteford, Gail


This publication shows that widening participation initiatives and policies have had a profound impact on improving access to higher education to historically marginalized groups of students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. It also reveals that more work and policy interventions are needed to share opportunities more equally between social groups. The book covers: collaborations with schools, families, and communities; tools and methods to aid in the creation of pathways and bridging initiatives into higher education; and case studies that show how students are...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Higher education; Equity; Pathways; Innovation; Students; Policy; Disadvantaged; Research

Keywords: Access to education and training; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Articulation; Nontraditional students; Affirmative action; Socioeconomic background; Socially disadvantaged; Educationally disadvantaged; Policy analysis; Case study

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania; England; Great Britain; Turkey; Europe; Chile; South America; United States; North America; Arab countries; Qatar; Middle East; Nepal; Asia; South Africa; Africa

Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts: Chandos Publishing, 2017

Physical description: xxiv, 265 p.

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ISBN: 9780081019214; 9780081019221 (ebook)

Statement of responsibility: Edited by Mahsood Shah, Gail Whiteford

Resource type: Book

Call number: TD/TNC 127.322

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