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Access to Higher Education

Understanding Global Inequalities

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 272
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Teaching and Learning

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30 December 2016

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This book is the first systematic attempt to examine one of the biggest challenges facing universities and society in the 21st century: how do we create opportunities to allow people from all social backgrounds to benefit...

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This book is the first systematic attempt to examine one of the biggest challenges facing universities and society in the 21st century: how do we create opportunities to allow people from all social backgrounds to benefit from higher education? It examines how policymakers, higher education institutions and civil society organisations are meeting this challenge across the globe. Each chapter focuses on one of 12 countries, including the economically powerful US and Germany, developing nations from Africa and South America and the new higher education 'superpowers' of China and India.

Access to Higher Education shows that across these different nations inequalities in higher education participation are common, but their nature differs. It argues for a new, 'nationhood' based approach to understanding why these differences exist.

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  • Offers a truly global approach to access, with case studies from twelve different countries across every continent
  • Provides detailed summaries of strategies and approaches adopted by higher education institutions
  • Equips practitioners, policymakers and leaders with the tools they need to address inequalities in access

Introduction.- 1. Canada: Access at the Crossroads; Diana Wickham.- 2. Marching in the rain: The TRIO Programme and the Civil Rights Legacy in the US; Ngondi Kamatuka.- 3. Access and Retention in Higher Education in Colombia: The Case of the Children's University EAFIT; Isabel Cristina Montes Gutierrez and Ana Cristina Abad.- 4. Changing a Mindset: How Germany is Trying to Combine Access and Equity; Julia Mergner, Shweta Mishra and Dominic Orr.- 5. Extending Equity in Higher Education in an Equitable Society: The Finnish Dilemma; Ari Tarkiainen.- 6. United Kingdom: The Access to Higher Education Nation; Graeme Atherton.- 7. Realities and Aspirations: How Access to Higher Education is Contributing to Nation-Building in Malaysia; Glenda Crosling, Mien Wee Cheng and Ruma Lopes.- 8. Expanding Higher Education in India: the Challenge for Equity; Manasi Thapliyal Navani.- 9. National Access to Policies for Higher Education in China: Creating Equal Opportunities in Education; Baocun Liu and Yang Su.- 10. Access to Higher Education in South Africa: Addressing the Myths; Ncedikaya Magopeni and Lullu Tshiwula.- 11. Making Commitment Concrete: Policy and Practice in Access to Higher Education in Ghana; Joseph Budu.- 12. Evolution or Revolution: The 3 Ages of Access in Australia; Margaret Heagney and Fran Farrier.- Conclusions: The Age of Access.

“In this book, higher education experts and researchers in 12 countries throughout the world examine how access is being addressed. They portray a picture characterised by contrast and commonality, highlighting the importance of socio-economic structures, national identity and cultural context to understanding access.” (Graeme Atherton, IAU Horizons, Vol. 22 (2), January, 2018) “The book provides a panorama of policy examples. The contributing papers provide insight from within; each author chronicles examples from their own country, describing policy initiatives situated within context. … It is highly informative and thought provoking. For readers seeking an anchor text for a comparative systems of higher education course, this is a perfect choice.” (Anne C. Charles, Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Vol 48 (1), 2018)
Highly informative and thought provoking. For readers seeking an anchor text for a comparative systems of higher education course, this is the perfect choice. – Anne Charles, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada
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Graeme Atherton is Head of AccessHE and Director of National Education Opportunities Network, UK. He has been active as a researcher, practitioner and manager in the field of widening access to higher education since 1995. He is also Visiting Professor in Higher Education and Social Mobility Practice at London Metropolitan University and has spoken in over ten countries on widening access including Australia, the USA and Canada.


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Graeme Atherton is Head of AccessHE and Director of National Education Opportunities Network, UK. He has been active as a researcher, practitioner and manager in the field of widening access to higher education since 1995. He is also Visiting Professor in Higher Education and Social Mobility Practice at London Metropolitan University and has spoken in over ten countries on widening access including Australia, the USA and Canada.


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