This book explores the topic of widening access to post-secondary education on the global level. It considers the groups of people in society who are currently under-represented because of their gender, nationality, ethnic or family background, disability, location or educational disadvantage.
Current and Emerging Themes in Global Access to Post-Secondary Education (GAPS) presents as chapters a selection of papers from the Global Access to Post-Secondary Education World Conference held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2015.
The chapters in the book demonstrate the diversity of the access field, presenting a range of approaches to increasing access with initiatives from 10 different countries with varying groups of people. The book explores access to post-secondary education under the themes of global perspectives and institutional policy on access and equity, teaching approaches and the development of teachers and curriculum, access and outreach approaches, and support for students during their studies.
This book is suitable for community workers, academics, policymakers, researchers and those who work with people who are disadvantaged by economic and social circumstances in their access to post-secondary education.
List of Contributors
Editorial Board and Reviewers
1. Introduction: Dimensions of Access to Post-Secondary Education
Glenda Crosling and Graeme Atherton
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES AND INSTITUTIONAL POLICY ON ACCESS AND EQUITY
2. Access and the New Employability Skills Graeme G. Wilkinson
3. Closing the Gaps: What Does an Equity Agenda Look Like in Asia-Pacific?
Gwang-Jo Kim and Wesley Teter
4. Restructuring the Functions of the Hungarian Higher Educational System after 2006
Péter Miklós Kőmíves, Péter Körösparti and Péter Pilishegyi
5. Improving Higher Education and Student Equity in Pakistan: The Role of Partnerships
Nishat Riaz, Zulfiqar Ali and Zaheer Ahmad Nasir
TEACHING APPROACHES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHERS AND CURRICULUM
6. Supporting Academic Staff – A Matter of Quality
7. The Use of Visual Aids and Storytelling for Effective Teaching of Company Law to Non-Law Students
You Sum Cheah
8. Law of Attraction: Mantra for Successful Language Learning
Christine Shobana Arthur
ACCESS AND OUTREACH APPROACHES
9. Widening Access through Digital Technology – A British Case Study (and Model?)
10. Building Creative Connections: An Analysis of a Creative Arts Widening Participation Programme
11. Children as Change Agents: Exploring the Concept within Higher Education
Tricia Alegra Jenkins
SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WHILE THEY UNDERTAKE THEIR STUDY
12. Building Institutional Support for Undocumented Students’ Success: Understanding, Advocacy and Action
Kyle G. Southern and Ruben E. Canedo
13. Institutional Support in Developing Students’ Professional and Social Competences through Volunteering
14. Conclusions: Access, Equity and Diversity – Making the Connection
Graeme Atherton and Glenda Crosling
Graeme Atherton graduated from University of Oxford, where he was the Chadwick Scholar in Economics. His doctorate is from University of Liverpool. He has been Executive Director of the Aimhigher West, Central and North London (WECAN) Partnership, and he founded AccessHE, working on extending access to higher education in London. He is the Founder and Director of NEON (National Education Opportunities in Education).
Glenda Crosling, a graduate from Monash University, Australia, is Dean of Academic Enhancement, Head of the Centre for Higher Education Research at Sunway University in Malaysia and Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University, Australia. She has researched and published widely on access and equity topics in higher education.