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ERIC Number: EJ1094188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1443-2110
Widening Participation: Challenges Confronting a Research-Intensive University
Cuthill, Michael; Schmidt, Christopher
Journal of Institutional Research, v16 n2 p13-35 Dec 2011
This article explores the challenges confronting a research-intensive Australian university in responding to the "widening participation" agenda outlined in the recent "Review of Higher Education". The university argued that it is not possible to respond effectively to this agenda without having a clear understanding of the current status of relevant institutional strategy and practice. Research identified existing widening participation strategies and programs relating to people from low socio-economic backgrounds and explored the challenges currently being faced by those with management and operational responsibilities in this area. Along with research results, a review of associated literature and national and overseas "good practice" studies informed development of a "Widening participation: Student success conceptual framework". This framework provides direction to the university in responding to the widening participation agenda.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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