Widening Higher Education Participation: A Global Perspective

Paperback | October 21, 2015

byMahsood Shah, Anna Bennett, Erica Southgate

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Governments have introduced policies to widen the participation of disadvantaged students in higher education. Widening participation policies are also introduced to ensure that higher education contributes to social and economic outcomes. This book includes important insights from 23 leading scholars across 11 countries on a wide range of topics that focus on government policies, institutional structures and the social and economic impacts of widening participation. While widening participation policies and outcomes in developed countries are more widely documented, the policies, achievements, and challenges in other countries such as Brazil, China, Indonesia, South Africa and Palestine are not so widely disseminated. Therefore, the untold stories of policies and outcomes of widening participation are a key part of this book. The chapters are organised according to three overarching themes, which include national and transnational studies of the history of widening participation and current policies; inclusive learning and academic outcomes; and socioeconomic structures, concepts and theories. engages prominent academics, earlier career researchers, and research students provides a wide range of topics related to widening participation explores social and economic impact of widening student participation presents untold stories of widening participation in developing countries experiencing growth in youth population

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Governments have introduced policies to widen the participation of disadvantaged students in higher education. Widening participation policies are also introduced to ensure that higher education contributes to social and economic outcomes. This book includes important insights from 23 leading scholars across 11 countries on a wide rang...

Mahsood Shah is an Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia. In this role Mahsood is responsible for strengthening research capacity with staff who are engaged in teaching open access courses to young and mature age students from various equity groups. His area of research strength include: quality in higher educat...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 21, 2015Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

  • Systemic Equity Challenges: An Overview of the Role of Australian Universities in Student Equity and Social Inclusion
  • Taking Stock of 50 Years of Participation in Canadian Higher Education
  • Widening Participation in Aotearoa New Zealand Tertiary Education Since 2000
  • Higher Education in Europe: Widening Participation
  • The Challenge of Widening Participation to Higher Education in Brazil: Imjustices, Innovations and Outcomes
  • Barriers Impeding Access to Higher Education: The Effects of Government Education Policy for Disadvantaged Palestinian Arab and Jewish Citizens
  • Same Sky, Different Horizon: An Analysis of Disadvantaged Groups' Access to Prestigious Universities in Mainland China.
  • Access and Equity in Higher Education in Indonesia: A Rreview from the Periphery
  • Developing Inclusive Learning to Improve the Engagement, Belonging, Retention and Success of Students from Diverse Groups
  • Widening Participation in Australia: Lessons on Equity, Standards and Institutional Leadership
  • The tension between Access and Success: Challenges and Opportunities for Community Colleges in the United States
  • Widening Access through Higher Education Transformation: A Case Study of University of Kwazulu-Natal
  • The Economic and Social Benefits of Widening Participation: Rhetoric or Reality?
  • University choosers and refusers: Social Theory, Ideas of Choice and Implications for Widening Participation
  • Global Perspectives on Widening Particiaption: Approaches and Concepts