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ERIC Number: EJ846659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
The Geography of Access and Excellence: Spatial Diversity in Higher Education System Design
Metcalfe, Amy Scott
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v58 n2 p205-220 Aug 2009
In a "settler society" such as Canada, inequalities in higher education have geo-political dimensions, necessitating a theoretical framework that considers the geographic distribution of material wealth and power. This paper explores both the economic and social implications of the geographical distribution of the higher education system in British Columbia, Canada, including the ways in which stratification by institutional type may reinforce spatial inequalities. The study shows that system expansion has not improved regional representation, which has socio-economic implications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access