By Neil Murray, Christopher M Klinger

It might be ironic that because the worldwide monetary obstacle has, on occasion, led governments and associations to tug again from and/or set extra modest targets and linked investment round widening participation, there's an ever-growing feel that the beliefs buttressing the widening participation stream have gotten extra universally stated by way of educators around the globe. That acknowledgement has translated into motion at the flooring through such capacity as coverage formula, strategic making plans and goal atmosphere – every one of which regularly displays neighborhood contexts and manifests a neighborhood ‘flavour’. there's additionally, despite the fact that, an expanding realisation that there are commonalities within the demanding situations concerned with nationwide or neighborhood projects to extend the participation of non-traditional teams in greater schooling and that the drivers of such tasks – and eventually the cohorts they aim – stand to profit significantly from an open alternate of principles and sharing of experience.

This ebook brings jointly present local views on widening participation as offered by means of popular teachers, researchers, policy-makers, and scholars from around the globe. it's going to create for policy-makers, associations, and participants attracted to permitting entry, an invaluable and informative source that might introduce, formulate, form and toughen the guidelines and goals of the area Congresses on widening access.

As the individuals hold, in an more and more globalised industry financial system and within the face of contemporary seismic fiscal, political and social swap all over the world, it really is relevant to either safe current expertise inside of our populations and discover and nurture new resources of expertise. The sequence of essays featured during this e-book will discover, expect, and spotlight issues underpinning a world circulate in the direction of a step-change in considering, concepts, and guidelines – person who areas adolescence and scholars from all over the world at its middle.

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OECD 2011b: 318) Given the scale of international student mobility, its continuing growth, and its importance to post-secondary education sectors in a wide range of countries, why is it that research, policy debate and practice in the field of widening access has ignored these students? Traditionally, the target for widening access interventions has been those groups and communities in the ‘home’ populations which have been, and remain, disadvantaged in the competition for places at college and university.

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6 College continuation rates for recent high school graduates, 1960–2011 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). 7 State fiscal support for Higher Education per $1000 of personal income, FY1961–2012 (Source: Grapevine/Illinois State University and Bureau of Economic Analysis). 30 Tom Mortenson incomes and living standards of people and families with college educations have increased. One way or another – from their parents, from teachers at school, through media, or by observing the world around them – students have heard the message that their future economic welfare will be largely determined through the Higher Education they pursue and earn after high school.

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