Access and widening participation to tertiary education: strategies to support student success - a case study analysis of 7 tertiary education providers in the US
 
 

Access and widening participation to tertiary education: strategies to support student success - a case study analysis of 7 tertiary education providers in the US


Year: 2003
Authors: Andrews M
Publisher: England: Learning and Skills Development Agency
Link: http://hdl.voced.edu.au/10707/21727
Keywords:
The present UK government has a policy of widening participation so that 50 percent of 18-30 year-olds experience some form of higher education. This expansion of ‘Lifelong Learning’ is contrasted with the previous ‘front-loaded’ minority experience of mostly academic post-compulsory education in school sixth forms and universities when learners progressed to employment following initial education. In the US today more than 50 percent of US undergraduates attend community colleges, the majority of the courses studied are vocational. Since the 1960s the number of public community colleges has grown from 457 to 1,166. During this period a national network of community colleges has been established with the shared goals of ‘access and service’ and the tradition of low tuition fees. The paper contrasts the origins of access to tertiary education in the UK and the US and analyses policy initiatives to widen participation. The paper will draw upon visits to seven public tertiary education institutions in San Diego and New York to explore strategies to support learners from low socio-economic groups to successfully access tertiary education. Comparisons will be made with tertiary education in the UK. In conclusion, the paper will consider the appropriateness of US policy initiatives in the UK in changing the socio-economic profile of those qualified to enter higher education.
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