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Higher education and social class : issues of exclusion and inclusion

Author: Louise ArcherMerryn HutchingsAlistair RossCarole LeathwoodRobert GilchristAll authors
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2003.
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Working class groups have historically been excluded from participation in higher education. Past decades have seen an expansion of the system towards a more inclusive higher education, but participation among people from working class groups has remained persistently low. Is higher education unattractive for these groups or are the institutions acting to exclude them?This thought-provoking and revealing book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Archer, Louise, 1973-
Higher education and social class.
London ; New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2003
(DLC) 2002026987
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Archer; Merryn Hutchings; Alistair Ross; Carole Leathwood; Robert Gilchrist; David Phillips
ISBN: 0203986946 9780203986943 0415276438 9780415276436 9780415276443 0415276446 9786610113934 6610113939 9781134474929 113447492X 9781134474875 1134474873 9781134474912 1134474911 1280113936 9781280113932
OCLC Number: 252963792
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 227 pages) : illustrations, tables
Contents: Social class and higher education / Louise Archer --
Higher education and social access : to the Robbins Report ; Access to higher education : inclusion for the masses? / Alistair Ross --
Participation and potential participation in UK higher education / Robert Gilchrist, David Phillips and Alistair Ross --
Information, advice and cultural discourses of higher education / Merryn Hutchings --
'Value' of higher education / Louise Archer --
Entry routes to higher education : pathways, qualifications and social class / Carole Leathwood and Merryn Hutchings --
Financial barriers to participation / Merryn Hutchings --
Identities, inequalities and higher education / Louise Archer and Carole Leathwood --
Widening participation in higher education : implications for policy and practice / Louise Archer [and others].
Responsibility: Louise Archer, Merryn Hutchings and Alistair Ross ; with Carole Leathwood, Robert Gilchrist, and David Phillips.
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Built on research findings and data from a wide variety of empirical and attitudinal sources, this book raises timely issues about elitism, expansion, quality and access in higher education.  Read more...


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