The right to higher education: beyond widening participation


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Author: Burke, Penny Jane


The landscape of higher education in the UK has undergone change and transformation in recent years, partly as a result of diversification and massification. However, persistent patterns of under-representation continue, raising questions about current strategies, policies and approaches to widening participation. In this book, the author reviews and critiques contemporary widening participation policy and practice to investigate the underpinning assumptions, values and perspectives shaping current concepts and understandings of widening participation. Using a range of perspectives...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Participation; Policy; Equity

Keywords: Educational policy; Education and training opportunity; Policy analysis; Access to education and training

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2012

Physical description: 226 p.

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ISBN: 9780415568241 (paperback); 9780415568234 (hardback)

Resource type: Book

Document number: TD/TNC 108.446

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