Improving Opportunities to Engage in Learning

Improving Opportunities to Engage in Learning : A Study of the Access to Higher Education Diploma

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Little has been written about the importance of the Access to Higher Education Diploma and the impact it has on changing non-traditional adult learners' lives, particularly those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is the first book based on empirical research to show the importance of Access to Higher Education courses in England, from the perspectives of the students and tutors. Chapters explore students' struggles with institutional and social structures in the current political and socio-economic climate, before identifying how the transformation of their learner identities is facilitated in the courses by collaborative cultures and supportive more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138943401
  • 9781138943407

About Nalita James

Hugh Busher is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Leicester, UK. Nalita James is Senior Lecturer in Lifelong Learning at the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester, more

Table of contents

Part 1: Closed Doors? The Landscape of Access to Higher Education: The Cinderella of the Education System. Methodological Approaches to Researching Access to Higher Education. Non-Traditional Adult Students and Educational Transitions. Struggling to Return to Formal Learning: Identities and Careers Part 2: Stepping through the Door? Practices of Transition and Becoming: Learning to Learn...Again. We all know why we're here': Access to Higher Education as a Community of Practice. Access to Higher Education Tutors' Stories Part 3: Opening Doors? The Future of Access to Higher Education: Implications for Teaching and Learning. Challenging the Policy more