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The place of aspiration in UK widening participation policy: moving up or moving beyond?

Gavin Brown

in Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847428462
eISBN:
9781447307259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter charts the history of British widening participation policy since 1997, suggesting that there have been three distinct phases in the implementation of this policy over this period. The ... More


Financing Higher Education:: Mobility, Quality, and Access

Nicholas Barr

in The Mobility of Students and the Highly Skilled: Implications for Education Financing and Economic Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028172
eISBN:
9780262326018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028172.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter provides an extensive theoretical discussion of an issue already raised in Chapter 6: higher education financing through income-contingent loans. It argues that loans with ... More


The Rise of Student Choice, and the Decline of Academic Autonomy

Jennie Bristow, Sarah Cant, and Anwesa Chatterjee

in Generational Encounters with Higher Education: The Academic-Student Relationship and the University Experience

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529209778
eISBN:
9781529209822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529209778.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter critically evaluates the balance between compulsion and choice in contemporary narratives around the University, as scripted by policy documents and critiqued in the literature. ... More


Generational Expectations and Experiences of Higher Education

Jennie Bristow, Sarah Cant, and Anwesa Chatterjee

in Generational Encounters with Higher Education: The Academic-Student Relationship and the University Experience

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529209778
eISBN:
9781529209822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529209778.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter draws on qualitative data from the Mass Observation Study and interviews with students to explore how members of the general public, and prospective and current students, frame the ... More


Responding to the State-Regulated Market: Higher Education Institutions Under Duress

David Palfreyman and Ted Tapper

in Reshaping the University: The Rise of the Regulated Market in Higher Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199659821
eISBN:
9780191781551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659821.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Central to the governance of the English model of higher education is how the HEIs respond to the state-regulated market. This chapter examines the responses of six institutions to four central ... More


When and How to Intervene to Increase University Attendance?

Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden, John Micklewright, and Anna Vignoles

in Family Background and University Success: Differences in Higher Education Access and Outcomes in England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199689132
eISBN:
9780191768194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689132.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 6 considers when it might be best to intervene to try to increase the attainment of poor students, and hence to close the family background gap in university attendance. It assesses the age ... More


Young People’s Attitudes towards Student Debt in Scotland and England

Sarah Minty

in Higher Education in Scotland and the UK: Diverging or Converging Systems?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474404587
eISBN:
9781474418775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404587.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

Whilst participation rates in higher education have increased rapidly since the 1960s, the most selective universities across the UK continue to be dominated by young people from the most socially ... More


What Do We Conclude?

Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden, John Micklewright, and Anna Vignoles

in Family Background and University Success: Differences in Higher Education Access and Outcomes in England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199689132
eISBN:
9780191768194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689132.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 9 draws conclusions for government, universities, and young people and their families. The findings in the book are consistent with young people understanding that ‘income contingent’ loans ... More


Family Background and University Success: Differences in Higher Education Access and Outcomes in England

Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden, John Micklewright, and Anna Vignoles

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199689132
eISBN:
9780191768194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689132.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book analyses why far fewer teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds go to university than do young people from better-off families, and how success after entering higher education also varies ... More


Family Background and University Success—What are the Issues?

Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden, John Micklewright, and Anna Vignoles

in Family Background and University Success: Differences in Higher Education Access and Outcomes in England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199689132
eISBN:
9780191768194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689132.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter sets the scene for the book. It describes the size of the family background gaps in entry to any university in England and to high status universities, before showing how these gaps have ... More


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