Individualization in the widening participation debate

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Show simple item record Baker, Sally Brown, Brian J. Fazey, John 2009-09-07T13:26:25Z 2009-09-07T13:26:25Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation Baker, S., Brown, B.J. and Fazey, J.A. (2006) Individualization in the widening participation debate. London Review of Education, 4 (2) pp. 169-182. en
dc.identifier.issn 1474-8479
dc.identifier.issn 1474-8460
dc.description This is a the final draft of the article post refereeing. The published version can be found by followig the DOI link. en
dc.description.abstract We provide an analysis of some recent widening participation literature concerning the barriers preventing non-traditional students accessing higher education. This literature criticizes higher education institutions and staff, opening up the academics' attitudes and skills to inquiry. We follow the genesis of four themes in the literature and these are visited in turn to provide substantive arguments. Students' accounts of their experiences are taken as if they were a systematic analysis of higher education institutions and result in an individualistic analysis of the problems related to access and progression. Beck described such assumptions and devices as individualization. We question the use of such pervasive individualism in the widening participation debate. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.subject widening participation en
dc.subject individualisation en
dc.subject higher education en
dc.title Individualization in the widening participation debate en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Participation & Social Justice
dc.researchgroup Psychology
dc.researchgroup Health Policy
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre
dc.researchgroup Health Policy Research Unit

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