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Title: Experiencing access : issues for policy and practice : a case study
Author: Phillips, Paul Robert
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2007
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The study explores the experiences of Access to Business students on a course located in an inner-city setting that is characterised as diverse in terms of age, ethnicity and nationality. Research questions asked how students from diverse backgrounds experience learning and questions the extent to which the Access discourse of widening participation matches reality. The main findings of my research reveal the way the Access course has, to an extent, been colonised by those who have social resources that normalise participation in higher education. I also revealed the impact that sources of identity have in structuring participation in diverse settings.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ed.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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