Access to Success and Social Mobility through Higher Education
A Curate's Egg?
Stuart Billingham (Redaktør)
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There has been some progress in some countries; increased access and enhanced success for some targeted populations, but not for others; and improvements in some regions of particular countries, but not for others. Efforts to improve access to success and social mobility, to strengthen the identification and nurturing of talent in every community and every corner of our societies, is, like the 'curate's egg', only good in parts. This collection demonstrates that educational inequalities, unfairness and injustices still remain.
Section A Aspects of the contemporary access debate
2. Access to the "elite" in England; Emile Sundorph, Danail Vasilev and Louis Coiffait
3. Access to higher education in South Africa; Clara Gwatirera
4. Learning through life revisited: the role of policy in enhancing social mobility through access to part-time study; Liz Marr and John Butcher
5. Increasing access to tertiary education in rural communities: experiences from Tasmania and New Zealand; Margaret Noble and Jessica Grant
Section B Focusing on student success and social mobility
6. What can social capital contribute to student success in higher education? Perspectives from students and institutions; Helen May and Mark Jones
7. "So you want to be an academic"? The experiences of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Undergraduates in a UK Creative Arts University; Siobhan Clay
8. Students' views of tertiary education as 'access to success': A case study of a multicultural college in Israel; Bruria Schaedel
9. Collective Responsibility and Collaborative Action: Universities and Employers in Pursuit of Social Mobility; Nik Miller
Section C Innovations in access to success
10. Students not Patients: Opening-up the university to those with mental health problems; Simon Newton and Nick Rowe
11. Service-learning and academic activism: a review, prospects, and a time for revival?; Tony Wall, Dwight E Giles and Tim Stanton
12. Warming a higher education cold spot: the case of Coventry University in Scarborough; Craig Gaskell and Ian Dunn
13. A teacher's experience of the transformative pedagogic effect of part-time degree study; Gerard Sharpling and Neil Murray
Section D Access to success and social mobility: Thinking big
14. Access to success and social mobility involves everyone! A whole institution approach to widening participation; Liz Thomas
15. Advocating for Access: World Access to Higher Education Day and beyond; Graeme Atherton