Improving Learning by Widening Participation in Higher Education [NOOK Book]


This book presents a strong and coherent rationale for improving learning for diverse students from a range of backgrounds within higher education.

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Improving Learning by Widening Participation in Higher Education

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This book presents a strong and coherent rationale for improving learning for diverse students from a range of backgrounds within higher education.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203867976
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 258
  • File size: 846 KB

Meet the Author

Miriam David is Professor of Sociology of Education and Associate Director (Higher Education) of the ESRC’s Teaching and Learning Research Programme at the Institute of Education, University of London.

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Table of Contents

@contents: Selected Contents: Series Preface by Andrew Pollard Part 1 – What are the issues? CHAPTER 1: Miriam David Introduction to the dilemmas of Widening Participation in Higher Education Part 2: What does the research tell us? CHAPTER 2: Gareth Parry Policy contexts: Differentiation, competition and policies for widening participation CHAPTER 3: Access, participation and diversity questions in relation to different forms of post-compulsory further and higher education (FHEs) arranged in 4 sections: Section 1. Anna Vignoles and Claire Crawford: The importance of prior educational experiences Section 2. Gill Crozier, Diane Reay and John Clayton: The Socio-Cultural and Learning Experiences of Working Class Students in Higher Education Section 3. Hubert Ertl, Geoff Hayward, Michael Hoelscher: Learners’ transition from Vocational Education and Training to Higher Education Section 4 Ann-Marie Bathmaker: Seamlessness or separation: negotiating further and higher education boundaries in dual sector institutions CHAPTER 4: Pedagogies for social diversity and difference (arranged in two sections) Section 1. Chris Hockings, Sandra Cooke and Marion Bowl: Learning and teaching in two universities within the context of increasing student diversity – complexity, contradictions and challenges Section 2. Julian Williams, Laura Black, Pauline Davis, Paul Hernandez-Martinez, Graeme Hutcheson, Sue Nicholson, Maria Pampaka and Geoff Wake: Keeping open the door to mathematically-demanding programmes in further and higher education: a cultural model of value CHAPTER 5: Outcomes in terms of age-based participation (arranged in two sections) Section 1: Anna Vignoles and Nattavudh Powdthavee: Diversity of experiences in higher education Section 2: Alison Fuller and Sue Heath: Educational decision-making, social networks and the new widening participation Part 3: What are the overall implications both for policy and for research? CHAPTER 6: Miriam David (with contributions from Geoff Hayward and Hubert Ertl, section 3): Conclusions: What are the overall findings and implications for evidence-based policies on fair access and widening participation? CHAPTER 7: Miriam David (with contributions from Gill Crozier, Geoff Hayward and Hubert Ertl, Julian Williams and colleagues, and Chris Hockings): How do we improve learning by widening participation in HE: institutional practices and pedagogies for social diversity? APPENDICES ON METHODOLOGIES 1. Gareth Parry 2. Anna Vignoles 3. Gill Crozier 4. Geoff Hayward 5. Julian Williams 6. Chris Hockings 7. Alison Fuller

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