Is widening participation still ethical?

Burke, Penny Jane and Hayton, Annette (2011) Is widening participation still ethical? Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 13 (1). pp. 8-26. ISSN 1466-6529

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This article comes from a joint Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE) and University Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) seminar in London on Widening Participation (WP) on 24 November 2010 - the day of the second major demonstration against the changes to higher education (HE) funding in England. Despite continuing public opposition and much soul-searching on the part of some politicians, on 9 December 2010 the House of Commons voted to remove the cap on tuition fees. Opposition continues and although we are writing now in January 2011 with little expectation of a speedy reversal of the policy, we aim to explore the possibilities for WP in the new policy context. We start by considering some of the broader implications of the new funding system and go on to focus on the ethical questions and dilemmas raised by the radical policy changes being imposed on HE in the United Kingdom.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Gemma North
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 15:58
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2012 15:58
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