Student Voices On Inequalities In European Higher Education: Challenges For Theory, Policy And Practice In A Time Of Change by Fergal FinneganStudent Voices On Inequalities In European Higher Education: Challenges For Theory, Policy And Practice In A Time Of Change by Fergal Finnegan

Student Voices On Inequalities In European Higher Education: Challenges For Theory, Policy And…

EditorFergal Finnegan, Barbara Merrill, Camilla Thunborg

Hardcover | March 18, 2014

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This book focuses on the voices and experiences of non-traditional students in European higher education. It examines the impact that access to higher education is having on these students' lives and discusses what this tells us about European education and society. In particular, it explores the multi-dimensional nature of inequality in varied national contexts focusing on the issues of class, gender, ethnicity, age and disability. The book contributes to the on-going debate about the changing nature of European higher education and argues that research based on the experiences of non-traditional students can be used to improve policy and practice in tertiary education.

Drawing on biographical narrative interviews with 'non-traditional' students, the book covers topics including:

' the contemporary nature of inequality and how the various forms of inequality intersect and overlap in higher education and society

' the formation and transformation of learner identities

' the structural barriers faced by non-traditional students

' the sources of student resilience and agency

' a comparison of patterns of inequality, access and retention in various European countries

' the implications of these findings for practice and policies.

Student Voices on Inequalities in Higher Educationwill appeal to academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners working in higher education institutions as well as people working in the field of widening participation, adult education, access and centres for teaching and learning. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students in higher education.

Fergal Finneganis Lecturer in Adult and Community Education at the Department of Adult and Community Education, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland.Barbara Merrillis Associate Professor in Lifelong Learning at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick, UK.Camilla Thunborgis Associate Professor in Education a...
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Title:Student Voices On Inequalities In European Higher Education: Challenges For Theory, Policy And…Format:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 18, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415826896

ISBN - 13:9780415826891

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Working Transnationally: Theory and Methodology  Theorising Student Experience: Structure, Agency and InequalityTed Fleming and Jos'onz'z-Monteagudo.  Researching Student Experience  Linden West, Agnieszka Bron and Barbara Merrill Part 2: Student Voices  Capital Matters: Interrogating the Sociology of Reproduction and the Psychosociality of Transition and Potential Transformation in the UKLinden West.  Critical Theory of Non-Traditional Students' Experience in Irish Higher EducationFergal Finnegan and Ted Fleming.  Ethnicity and Class Matters: Experiences in Swedish Higher EducationAgnieszka Bron, Camilla Thunborg and Eva Edstr'm.  Gender and Age: Negotiating and Experiencing Higher Education in EnglandBarbara Merrill.  Non-Traditional Students and Barriers to Participation in German UniversitiesFrank Sch'mer.  Disability and Learner Identities in ScotlandJohn Field and Natalie Morgan-Klein.  Equality and Improving Retention Practices for Non-Traditional Students in PolandEwa Kurantowicz and Adrianna Nizinska.  Social Inequalities and Family Support for Non-Traditional Students in Andalusia, SpainJos'onz'z-Monteagudo and Miguel Angel Ballesteros-Moscosio.  The Unwanted Students: Closure Tendencies in the German University SystemPeter Alheit Part 3: Comparative Transnational Dialogue: Conclusions  Enduring Inequalities and Student Agency: Theorising an Agenda for Change in Higher EducationFergal Finnegan, Ted Fleming and Camilla Thunborg.  Retention and Access in Higher Education: Implications for Policy and PracticeJohn Field.

Editorial Reviews

'It promised and delivered, views of student voices on striving, struggling and achieving success in higher education...I learnt something in all chapters'- Dennis Bryant, Australian Universities' Review, Vol.56, No.2, 2014