Governments have introduced policies to widen the participation of disadvantaged students in higher education. Widening participation policies are also introduced to ensure that higher education contributes to the social and economic benefit. Widening Higher Education Participation aims to engage academics and scholars from different countries on a wide range of topics related to widening participation of students. The book will focus on government policies, institutional structures to support disadvantaged students, and the social and economic benefits of widening participation. The book will also pay attention on inclusive models of curriculum, pedagogy, academic outcomes, and how equity aspirations could be achieved without compromising academic quality and standards. * engages prominent academics, earlier career researchers, and research students* provides a wide range of topics related to widening participation * discusses contemporary topics such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the extent to which it widens student participation* explores social and economic impact of widening student participation* presents untold stories of widening participation in developing countries experiencing growth in youth populationÜber den Autor:
Mahsood Shah is an Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia. In this role Mahsood is responsible for strengthening research capacity with staff who are engaged in teaching open access courses to young and mature age students from various equity groups. His area of research strength include: quality in higher education, student experience, student feedback, student retention and attrition, student engagement in quality assurance, and private higher education. Prior to joining the University of Newcastle, Mahsood led strategic planning and quality assurance in a number of Australian universities and private higher education providers. Anna Bennett is Convenor of the University of Newcastle's adult enabling program, which is open entry and enables people to qualify for entry into various degree programs across Australia. Dr. Bennett has a PhD in Sociology and applies sociological theory and concepts to better understand social and educational phenomena. She utilises mixed-methods, works in multi-disciplinary teams and is involved in a range of research projects about complex issues. In particular, Dr. Bennett draws on Foucauldian methodology. Erica Southgate is a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle (UoN). For over two decades she has conducted qualitative social research in the areas of education and health, with a focus social disadvantage and marginalisation. Erica is interested in applying feminist poststructural and Foucauldian social theory to complex social issues. Erica's recent publications have focused on the role of emotion and sociality in qualitative research, deconstructing widening participation policy in Australian higher education, and social class, schooling and educational aspiration and pathways.
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Buchbeschreibung CHANDOS PUB Nov 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 226x150x15 mm. Neuware - 292 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780081002131