ERIC Number: EJ1112695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Is Contextualised Admission the Answer to the Access Challenge?
Mountford-Zimdars, Anna; Moore, Joanne; Graham, Janet
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v20 n4 p143-150 2016
This article reviews the idea of contextualising applicants to higher education in order to widen access. First, the meaning of contextualised admissions (CAs) is discussed before laying out the rationale for contextualising applicants and the beneficiaries of the policy. The final sections discuss key critiques of CA and conclude by arguing that CA does go some way to addressing the access challenge. To fully realise its potential as a policy intervention though, it is most helpfully part of integrated support for students throughout university and is mindful of the role of universities in wider society to create more equal progression trajectories for young people from a range of backgrounds.
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Educational Policy, Outreach Programs, Policy Analysis, Barriers, Context Effect, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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