Widening participation in higher education: a play in five acts
|dc.identifier.citation||Pitman, T. 2017. Widening participation in higher education: a play in five acts. Australian Universities' Review. 59 (1): pp. 37-46.|
Policies and programs to address higher education disadvantage reveal four distinct approaches, each revealing certain assumptions about the nature of educational disadvantage. These are: creating mass higher education systems; redistributing or allocating certain places to disadvantaged students; changing the cultural practices of institutions; and shifting the policy focus from access towards higher education outcomes or benefits. Using the Australian higher education sector as a case study, each of these approaches is defined, identified and examined in regard to its impact on widening access and participation in higher education. An alternative approach – a fifth act – is proposed; one which concentrates on the need to understand the identity of the student, both in terms of how he/she understands disadvantage and what he/she wants out of higher education.
|dc.publisher||National Tertiary Education Union|
|dc.title||Widening participation in higher education: a play in five acts|
|dcterms.source.title||Australian Universities' Review|
|curtin.department||Humanities Research and Graduate Studies|