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Ravulo, Jioji – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
There is a need for culturally relevant and appropriate retention programs within a climate of ever-increasing neo-liberalism that is seeking to change the very nature and underlying rationale of higher education. This article is posited alongside the reflections of past and current university students, who highlight various socio-economic and…
Descriptors: College Students, School Holding Power, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Webb, Sue; Dunwoodie, Karen; Wilkinson, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Transnational migration, especially the growth of forced migration is unsettling the literature on widening access to university education. Equity definitions and understandings that frame social inclusion have presumed stable domestic populations within nations and targeted redressing historic internal social inequalities. Refugees and people…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Access to Education, Refugees
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Müller, Romina; Remdisch, Sabine; Köhler, Katharina; Marr, Liz; Repo, Saara; Yndigegn, Carsten – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Easing access to higher education (HE) for those engaging in lifelong learning has been a common policy objective across the European Union since the late 1990s. To reach this goal, the transition between vocational and academic routes must be simplified, but European countries are at different developmental stages. This article maps the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy, Curriculum Design
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Holford, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
In important respects, European ideas of the university have spread across the world. The principal "philosophical" statements on which this idea of the university is based (Humboldt and Newman) assumed the people inhabiting universities--as students--would come from the youth of a social elite. The outward-facing elements of the Bologna…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, International Cooperation
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Riddell, Sheila; Weedon, Elisabet – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
The central questions addressed in this paper are the following: (1) In the context of the (European Union) EU's goal of severing the link between social class background and higher education participation, what progress has been made in widening access over the past two decades? (2) Has the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) helped EU countries to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Student Participation
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Orr, Dominic; Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Widening access to higher education is clearly part of the European policy agenda. Higher education ministers in the Bologna countries, as well as the European Commission, have all expressed a wish to make higher education more representative of national populations. This policy objective has been echoed at national level. One approach to widening…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Holmwood, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Public higher education has a long history, with its growth associated with mass higher education and the extension of a social right to education from secondary schooling to university education. Following the rise in student numbers since the 1970s, the aspiration to higher education has been universalized, although opportunities remain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Knowledge Economy, Educational Policy
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Croxford, Linda; Raffe, David – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This paper compares access to full-time undergraduate higher education (HE) by members of less advantaged social classes and ethnic minorities across the four "home countries" of the UK. It uses data on applicants to HE in selected years from 1996 to 2010. In all home countries students from intermediate and working-class backgrounds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Disadvantaged
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Gallacher, Jim – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This paper addresses the issue of the impact of expansion and differentiation on widening access to higher education. In particular, it considers the impact of the growing importance of full-time short-cycle higher education in Scotland's colleges of further and higher education, the progression pathways which have now been established from these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Student Participation
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Wong, Edwin King Por; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
An innovative scheme known as Project Yi Jin that provided an alternative route for students who failed in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) to gain an academic status for, and access to, higher education was evaluated after one year's implementation. A survey of 2416 students via telephone found that students who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Opportunities, Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education