Fleming, Ted and Murphy, Mark
Partners in Participation: integrated approaches to
widening access in higher education.
European Journal of Education, 38 (1).
Detailed in this article are two case studies carried out over the last two years in
the UK and Ireland which embody the objectives of tackling social exclusion and
widening access to education via a partnership and integrated approach. One was
completed as part of a Scottish Executive-funded study on widening participation
in HE, and the other was funded by Integra and carried out in Ireland. The aim
of outlining the findings of these case studies is to shed some light on the usefulness
of the partnership approach to widening access. Whilst such an approach
sounds eminently reasonable on paper, particularly the focus on de-centralisation,
integrated services and grassroots development, in classic policy research terms,
does the rhetoric match up with the reality? Do partnership-based out-reach
programmes reach the parts other less innovative initiatives cannot?
||Partnership, Community-based partnership programmes, Ireland, Scotland, Local development, Capacity building, Social exclusion, Community, Case Study, Higher Education, Access.
||Social Sciences > Adult & Community Education
Dr Ted Fleming
||16 Sep 2008
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