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Stevenson, Jacqueline; Clegg, Sue; Lefever, Ruth – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper takes as its focus the contradictory discourse of widening participation (WP). We argue that given the conflicting accounts of WP it is highly unlikely that higher education staff will be able articulate a coherent definition of WP practice. We illustrate our thesis with an institutional case study which analysed policy documents and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Values, Case Studies, Interviews
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Rowland, Stephen – London Review of Education, 2009
Students readily see kindness as a mark of the good teacher. Yet the concept of kindness is singularly silent in accounts of teaching excellence, student satisfaction or professional values. It seems to have little place in a world driven by competitive individualism. In this article, the author discusses kindness, which extends beyond the private…
Descriptors: Social Justice, College Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Altruism