ERIC Number: EJ811796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Widening Participation and Higher Education. Students, Systems and Other Paradoxes
Thompson, D. W.
London Review of Education, v6 n2 p137-147 Jul 2008
This paper has developed from research that the author initiated. The data were derived from an outreach project that aimed to increase awareness of and participation in higher education amongst Muslim women within a major English city. The paper elevates some of the author's findings into a general discussion on the role of higher education (HE) and the paradoxes that are revealed when considering how concepts of widening participation and lifelong learning fit within the HE system. Readers are invited to think of different approaches to widening participation, for example through civic and community engagement, and consider sustained research that relates access to wider debates within the study of HE, such as lifelong learning and civic responsibility.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Muslims, Lifelong Learning, Citizenship Responsibility, Outreach Programs, Womens Education, Womens Studies, Community Education, College Role, Student Participation, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Theory Practice Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom