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Rethinking widening participation in higher education : the role of social networks

Author: Alison Fuller; Brenda Johnston; Sue Heath
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines why people choose not to enter higher education. It focuses on interview data generated from across the membership of inter-generational networks rather than on individuals in isolation, in order to explore how decision-making about educational participation is a socially embedded.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Fuller; Brenda Johnston; Sue Heath
ISBN: 9780415575645 0415575648 9780415575638 041557563X
OCLC Number: 664323924
Description: x, 164 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Making sense of complex social network data / Brenda Johnston --
Moving on up? : Exploring narratives of educational progression / Sue Heath --
The impact of school experience on progression decisions / Felix Maringe [and others] --
The relevance of social capital to understanding decision-making in networks / Alison Fuller --
Career and education decision-making of non-participants and their networks / Ros Foskett --
The extent to which higher education is conceived as 'within the bounds of the possible' / Martin Dyke --
Policy, practice and the ' new widening participation' : perspectives and implications / Nick Foskett.
Responsibility: edited by Alison Fuller, Sue Heath, Brenda Johnston.

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This study examines why people choose not to enter higher education. It focuses on interview data generated from across the membership of inter-generational networks rather than on individuals in isolation, in order to explore how decision-making about educational participation is a socially embedded.

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