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ERIC Number: EJ782634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
The Attainment of Ethnic Minority Students in UK Higher Education
Richardson, John T. E.
Studies in Higher Education, v33 n1 p33-48 Feb 2008
Recent studies have suggested that academic attainment by ethnic minority graduates at UK institutions of higher education is lower than that by White graduates. This was confirmed using a database of all UK-domiciled graduates from UK higher education institutions in 2004-05. The trend was greater in older students than in younger students, in women than in men, in part-time students than in full-time students, and in some subjects and at some institutions than others. It was only partly explained by variations in the students' qualifications on entry into higher education. The available evidence suggests that these quantitative variations in academic attainment are not reflected in concomitant qualitative variations in the experience of higher education among students from different ethnic groups. It is premature to consider widening participation in terms of access to higher education until this is matched by parity in terms of educational outcomes. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom