Hinton-Smith, Tamsin

Widening Participation in Higher Education

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Table of contents

Part I. Inclusion, Exclusion: Issues in Widening Participation

1. Introduction
Tamsin Hinton-Smith

2. Changing Policy Discourses on Equity and Diversity in UK Higher Education: What Is the Evidence?
Miriam E. David

3. Widening Participation in Universities in England and Wales: Is There a Connection with Honours Degree Achievement?
Mantz Yorke

4. Wider and Still Wider? A Historical Look at the ‘Open-Ness’ of the Open University of the United Kingdom
Alan Woodley

Part II. Engaging with Higher Education as a Non-Traditional Student: Access and Motivation

5. Good Students, Bad Pupils: Constructions of ‘Aspiration’, ‘Disadvantage’ and Social Class in Undergraduate-Led Widening Participation Work
Yvette Taylor

6. Mature Women Students, Study Motivation and Employability
Ruth Woodfield

7. Lone Parent Students’ Motivations for and Hopes of Higher Education Engagement
Tamsin Hinton-Smith

Part III. Non-Traditional Students’ Experiences in Higher Education

8. Choosing a Student Lifestyle? Questions of Taste, Cultural Capital and Gaining a Graduate Job
Mary Stuart, Catherine Lido, Jessica Morgan

9. Transformation or Trauma: The Transition to Higher Education of Non-Traditional Students
Lynda Measor, Paula Wilcox, Philip Frame

10. Non-Traditional Adult Students: Access, Dropout, Retention and Developing a Learner Identity
Barbara Merrill

11. The Importance of Social Support Structures for Retention and Success
John Field, Natalie Morgan-Klein

Part IV. Widening Participation in International Contexts

12. Widening Participation Trends in Sweden: Regulations and Their Effects, Intended and Unintended
Caroline Berggren, Christina Cliffordson

13. Trends in Widening Participation in French Higher Education
Marie-Pierre Moreau

14. Widening Participation in Spanish Higher Education: Will the Current Reform Promote the Inclusion of Non-Traditional Students?
M. Teresa Padilla-Carmona

15. Experiencing Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania: The Symbolic Power of Being a Student
Louise Morley

16. Women and Students of Colour as Non-Traditional Students: The Difficulties of Inclusion in the United States
Anne J. MacLachlan

17. Widening Participation and ‘Elite’ Online Education: The Case of the University of California
Sarah Earl-Novell

18. Conclusion: Assessing Progress and Priorities in Widening Participation
Tamsin Hinton-Smith

Keywords: Education, Sociology of Education, Higher Education, Sociology of Education, Education Policy, Administration, Organization and Leadership, Sociology, general

Publication year
Issues in Higher Education
Page amount
345 pages
Upbringing, Education
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