Access and widening participation to tertiary education: strategies to support student success - a case study analysis of 7 tertiary education providers in the US


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Author: Andrews, Margaret


The present UK government has a policy of widening participation so that 50 per cent of 18-30 year-olds experience some form of higher education. This expansion of ‘Lifelong Learning’ is contrasted with the previous ‘front-loaded’ minority experience of mostly academic post-compulsory education in school sixth forms and universities when learners progressed to employment following initial education. In the US today more than 50 per cent of US undergraduates attend community colleges, the majority of the courses studied are vocational. Since the 1960s the number of public community...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Participation; Lifelong learning; Higher education; Providers of education and training; Research; Equity; Policy

Keywords: Community college; Comparative analysis; Access to education and training; Policy analysis

Geographic subjects: North America; Europe; Great Britain; United States

Published: London, England: Learning and Skills Development Agency, 2003

Physical description: 15 p.

Conference number: 7th

Date: 2003

Place: Warwick, England

Statement of responsibility: Margaret Andrews

Resource type: Conference

Document number: TD/TNC 80.488

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