Experience, Policy and Practice in Diversity in Higher Education

Thornton, Mary; Bricheno, Patricia; Iyer, Ponni; Reid, Ivan; Wankhede, Govardhan and Green, Roger. 2013. Experience, Policy and Practice in Diversity in Higher Education. In: Kath Bridger; Ivan Reid and Jenny Shaw, eds. Inclusive Higher Education: An International Perspective on Access and the Challenge of Student Diversity. Oxfordshire: Libri Publishing, pp. 19-40. ISBN 978-1907471728 [Book Section]

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As the numbers of people globally who take part in higher education increases, how can nations and individual HE institutions ensure that this opportunity is open and available to all who are able to benefit? How can institutions best manage the diversity of their student body to the benefit of all students? What does higher education mean to the most disadvantaged in society? And how can both the content and mode of higher education pedagogy ensure that all possible learners can take part?This edited collection takes an international overview of these questions, addressing issues that are usually only tackled at the national or local level. It explores the inter-connectedness of recent trends in higher education widening access, internationalisation, equality and diversity and inclusive curriculum. Moreover it offers and evaluates examples of practice from around the world that have, in different ways, attempted to provide solutions to these issues.This book would be of interest to an international higher education audience including senior managers; policy makers; academics and academic development professionals; access, equality and diversity professionals; student affairs directors and anyone else with an interest in the relationship between higher education and social inclusion.

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17 Nov 2015 17:15

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09 Jul 2020 15:01



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