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The Resource The right to higher education : beyond widening participation, Penny Jane Burke

The right to higher education : beyond widening participation, Penny Jane Burke

Label
The right to higher education : beyond widening participation
Title
The right to higher education
Title remainder
beyond widening participation
Statement of responsibility
Penny Jane Burke
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The landscape of higher education has undergone change and transformation in recent years, partly as a result of diversification and massification. However, persistent patterns of under-representation continue to perplex policy-makers and practitioners, raising questions about current strategies, policies and approaches to widening participation. Presenting a comprehensive review and critique of contemporary widening participation policy and practice, Penny Burke interrogates the underpinning assumptions, values and perspectives shaping current concepts and understandings of widening participation. She draws on a range of perspectives within the field of the sociology of education - including feminist post-structuralism, critical pedagogy and policy sociology - to examine the ways in which wider societal inequalities and misrecognitions, which are related to difference and diversity, present particular challenges for the project to widen participation in higher education. In particular, the book: - focuses on the themes of difference and diversity to shed light on the operations of inequalities and the politics of access and participation both in terms of national and institutional policy and at the level of student and practitioner experience. - draws on the insights of the sociology of education to consider not only the patterns of under-representation in higher education but also the politics of mis-representation, critiquing key discourses of widening participation. - interrogates assumptions behind WP policy and discourse, including assumptions about education as an unassailable good and critically reflecting on what is meant by educational participation"--
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Burke, Penny Jane
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Foundations and futures of education
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Educational equalization
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • College attendance
  • Education and state
  • Right to education
  • Educational sociology
Label
The right to higher education : beyond widening participation, Penny Jane Burke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
676728420
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780415568234
Lccn
2011036761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The right to higher education : beyond widening participation, Penny Jane Burke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
676728420
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780415568234
Lccn
2011036761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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