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ERIC Number: ED481449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 192
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Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85856-298-8
Non-Traditional Entrants to Higher Education: "They Talk about People Like Me."
Bowl, Marion
This book explores the reality of access to higher education for working class and ethnic minority adults through the reflections of 32 people in the United Kingdom on what held them back from higher education and what eventually motivated them to aim for university. Chapter 1 is "About the Research" and "Profiles of the Participants." The chapters of part 1, "Talking about Education," are: (2) "Schooldays: Stories of Frustration"; (3) "Post-School Prospects: Frustrated Progress"; (4) "Getting into Higher Education"; (5) "The First Year: Juggling Time and Money"; (6) "The First Year: Learning the Rules"; and (7) "The First Year: Learning from Experience." Part 2, "Paradoxes in Widening Participation," contains: (8) "The Uneven Playing Field in Education"; (9) "Exclusionary Practices in Higher Education"; (10) "Resolving Some Paradoxes"; (11) "Some Lessons from Practice"; and (12) "Postscript: Discussion with Salma." (Contains 128 references.) (SLD)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom