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dc.contributor.authorJaspal, Rusien
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T15:15:15Z
dc.date.available2016-11-03T15:15:15Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationJaspal, R. (2015) Constructing and protecting identity in a diverse higher education context. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education. 19 (4), pp. 27-134en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12774
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractUK higher education (HE) has become increasingly diverse. Despite the clear social, economic and pedagogical benefits of diversity, it can also be challenging for identity as it may bring about psychological change and compel both the ‘dominant majority’ and ‘minorities’ to adjust to the presence, identities and worldviews of the other. Drawing upon Identity Process Theory from social psychology, the present article explores the potential challenges to identity in a diverse HE context and how students may subsequently cope with these challenges. After a brief overview of Identity Process Theory, two case studies are presented that focus on how social class and ethnic/religious diversity can impact identity. The more general aim of this article is to develop the basic tools for enhancing students’ learning experience in a diverse HE context. It is suggested that HE institutions need to support students from diverse backgrounds in ways that are conducive to a positive identity, and that they must facilitate a shared superordinate identity which can be viewed as inclusive and available to all, regardless of class, ethnicity, religion or any other identity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.titleConstructing and protecting identity in a diverse higher education contexten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/13603108.2015.1071291
dc.peerreviewedYesen
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dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.researchinstituteMedia Discourse Centre (MDC)en
dc.researchinstituteMary Seacole Research Centreen


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