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Equitable access to the Canadian university and quality : can we have both?

Author: Valerie Ashford; Sarah Ward; Jason Alexander; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Centre for the Study of Democracy.
Publisher: Kingston, Ont. : Centre for the Study of Democracy, 2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Explores the relationship between quality and equitable access to post secondary education (PSE) in Canada. The paper begins by outlining some of the rhetorical issues associated with defining "quality" and "access." The problem of defining quality is provisionally dealt with here by exploring the slipperiness of the term with a view to unpacking the interests that define quality, and ultimately, a conclusion that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Ashford; Sarah Ward; Jason Alexander; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Centre for the Study of Democracy.
OCLC Number: 716054679
Description: 1 online resource (140 pages)
Contents: Executive summary --
Acknowledgements --
Acronyms --
Preface --
Introduction --
The college-university relationship --
Defining and measuring quality in PSE: what's the problem --
Accountability --
Defining and measuring "equitable access" as a principle of democracy: the changeable university --
Participation, barriers and costs --
Criticisms of the current Canadian student assistance framework --
The open university (UK): balancing open access and high quality --
Asset-building & equitable access to post-secondary education --
Concluding proposals --
References --
Appendix I. Student assistance in Canada.
Responsibility: Valerie Ashford ; with Sarah Ward and Jason Alexander.
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Explores the relationship between quality and equitable access to post secondary education (PSE) in Canada. The paper begins by outlining some of the rhetorical issues associated with defining "quality" and "access." The problem of defining quality is provisionally dealt with here by exploring the slipperiness of the term with a view to unpacking the interests that define quality, and ultimately, a conclusion that we might best calibrate the term "quality" by examining the degree of correspondence between what a university claims it will provide, (and this within the mandate of a publicly funded institution) and evidence at the individual and systemic level of its constituents' having achieved or surpassed the criteria implied by the claims. In other words, PSE quality needs to be thought of as the degree to which the relationship between a university, its students, and its culture works to increase civil, political, and economic participation of a national, and in Canada's case, an increasingly international citizenry. Further, as one of the most fundamental tools by which an ostensibly democratic culture reproduces itself, it seems clear that meaningful efforts to enlist a greater population of diversely defined students, whether in terms or class or race or any other marginalization, should count as a significant criterion of excellence.

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