Higher vocational education and social mobility: educational participation in Australia and England

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This article explores the issue of social mobility in relation to the recent expansion of higher vocational education (HIVE) by non-university providers. The post-school vocational education sector has become the object of policies to widen access to higher education to ensure greater social mobility and provide second chance education to those who do not complete initial education in Anglophone countries. Drawing on typologies of vocational education and training systems, the article generates understanding of the expansion of HIVE within two Anglophone countries (Australia and England)...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Equity; Disadvantaged; Participation; Students; Pathways; Providers of education and training; Policy; Research

Keywords: Nontraditional students; Social mobility; Socioeconomic background; Access to education and training; Cross sectoral education; Institutional role; Policy analysis; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe; Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 69

Journal number: 1

Journal date: March 2017

Pages: pp. 147-167

ISSN: 1363-6820, 1747-5090 (online)

Special issue: 'Post-secondary education and training, new vocational and hybrid pathways and questions of equity, inequality and social mobility', guest edited by Ann-Marie Bathmaker and Debra Bragg.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.220

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