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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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Tomlinson, Michael – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
The move towards a market-driven HE system in the UK and active policy promotion of students as consumers has generated much commentary on the ways in which students' expectations and experiences have been transformed. This article introduces and develops a conceptualization of contemporary higher students' views of their relationship to higher…
Descriptors: Marketing, Higher Education, Commercialization, Foreign Countries
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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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Ho, Ching-Jung – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
The Community University (CU) movement in Taiwan arose from calls for education reform and social change in the country since the last decade. In 1998 the first CU, Wenshan CU, operated by local activists and grass-roots groups, was established in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, as an outgrowth of a popular rally for education reform in 1994.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Community Schools, Foreign Countries