- Paperback / softback, 168 pages, 244 mm x 170 mm
- 1 Sep 2007
- Trentham Books Ltd
The answer lies in taking a radically new lifelong approach, considering changes over time and examining earlier life factors that influence participation - such as family, peer-group and initial education. All these factors help to build the learning trajectory of individuals that leads them to consider HE as a possibility. The impressive results of this review of evidence make this book essential reading for practitioners and policy-makers concerned with widening participation, and for academics.
"HEFCE should take the Gorard report seriously. It confirms the fact that we know some very simple things securely, especially about the sources of educational inequality in other forms of inequality."
"Universities would need to scrap entry requirements to make any real headway in admitting students from a broader range of backgrounds, according to a highly controversial report commissioned by funding chiefs."