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ERIC Number: EJ954783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3108
Social Justice and Higher Education
Craven, Anne
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v16 n1 p23-28 2012
Massification of higher education has not been able to solve societal issues in the UK to the extent originally envisaged. Whilst universities have achieved increased student numbers and widened participation from various societal groups, those coming from socially disadvantaged groups can still often have a very different experience of university from that of their middle-class peers and may also have more difficulties in winning graduate-level jobs. This paper focuses on issues of social justice, concentrating on those affecting students from lower socio-economic groups in British society. These students can be seen to form a sub-group amongst less traditional university student groups, and for the purposes of this paper the shorthand term "non-traditional students" is used for this socially disadvantaged sub-group. In addition to access and recruitment, questions of curriculum, pedagogy and student support are discussed as means to improve student retention. Some pointers are also drawn to the wider debate about how the whole system might be improved and where attitudes might need re-examining. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom