Widening Participation and Higher Education

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This article considers higher education 'widening participation' policy and practice, focusing upon attempts to widen access in relation to applicants from under-represented socio-economic groups and educational backgrounds. Some key United Kingdom approaches are described and discussed in the light of the concept of affirmative action. The article also examines the legal support for widening participation.
Translated title of the contributionWidening Participation and Higher Education
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74 - 91
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Law and Society
Volume33 (1)
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

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Publisher: Blackwell


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