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ERIC Number: EJ998778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Under-Represented Groups in Post-Secondary Education in Ontario and the Republic of Ireland
Cheng-Hoy, April
College Quarterly, v15 n4 Fall 2012
Increasing access to and participation in post-secondary education (PSE) for students with disabilities, from low-income families, and with parents who do not have any PSE are common issues that Ontario and the Republic of Ireland are currently facing. The barriers confronted by these under-represented groups in both PSE systems are often complex, multi-facet, and interrelated. Based on the research conducted, the author can tentatively conclude that the PSE system in Ontario and the Republic of Ireland are very similar. Therefore, it is not surprising that there are no major differences between the two systems except for the pathways to PSE although the underlying theme of streaming is evident in both systems. A common issue that Ontario and the Republic of Ireland face is the lack of financial literacy that students have about the available resources and this issue applies to students from all income levels (Frenette & Robson, 2011). Therefore, governments and institutions need to take proactive actions to ensure that prospective and current students are knowledgeable about the pathways to PSE and informed about the financial resources that are available to them. This paper offers several general strategies that Ontario and the Republic of Ireland can utilize to increase access to and participation in PSE and discusses several areas for future research. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Ireland