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Introduction: Conceptualizing Access, Persistence and Retention

Rochelle Kapp

Rochelle Kapp is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bongi Bangeni

Bongi Bangeni is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Higher Education Development, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and is a Mandela Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Negotiating Learning and Identity in Higher Education : Access, Persistence and Retention

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... Nevertheless, research across the globe has highlighted major inequalities in patterns of access of traditionally under-represented social groups, and globally, student retention and progress is a major source of concern (Burke 2012; Hall 2012;...

The Impact of Previous Experiences and Social Connectedness on Students’ Transition to Higher Education

Negotiating Learning and Identity in Higher Education : Access, Persistence and Retention

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction While there has been a great deal of change in patterns of access and an increase in the amount of support offered to students in the South African context, as pointed out in the Introduction to this book, the legacy...

Enabling Capabilities in an Engineering Extended Curriculum Programme

Negotiating Learning and Identity in Higher Education : Access, Persistence and Retention

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction The Academic Support Programme for Engineering (ASPECT) was founded in 1988 to increase access to engineering studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT) for students from disadvantaged backgrounds...

A Longitudinal Account of the Factors Shaping the Degree Paths of Black Students

Bongi Bangeni

Bongi Bangeni is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Higher Education Development, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and is a Mandela Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Negotiating Learning and Identity in Higher Education : Access, Persistence and Retention

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... was accepted into the degree they had listed as their first choice when they applied to the institution, due to inadequate matriculation points. This closing up of access continued after graduation as they did not gain entry...

Widening Access to Classics in the UK: How the Impact, Public Engagement, Outreach and Knowledge Exchange Agenda Have Helped

Forward with Classics : Classical Languages in Schools and Communities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

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... obligation has increased access to classical subjects, with specific reference to the University of Oxford. Changes in the perceived purpose and value of outreach work catalyzed by the Higher Education Act (2004) and subsequent government policies...

Access to Higher Education (Afghanistan)

Yahia Baiza

Yahia Baiza is a research associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Access to higher education (HE) in Afghanistan is a multifaceted and complex issue. Afghanistan is still a conflict- and war-affected country where not all students have equal access to HE. Geographically, most of the higher education...

Access to Higher Education (England)

Jim Clack

Jim Clack is a senior lecturer at University of Bedfordshire, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... that impacts HE access. POLAR4 data, which analyses if and where young people choose to attend HE, identifies how university attendance is clearly linked with socioeconomic background. Using this POLAR4 data, the Office for Students (OfS)...

Access to Higher Education (Canada)

Richard E. Mueller

Richard E. Mueller is Professor of Economics at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... a university credential. Despite this ease, there are still some demographic groups that do not access university and can be considered underrepresented or “disadvantaged.” Finnie et al. (2011) note that disadvantaged groups in Canada...

Access to Higher Education (Australia)

Andrew Norton

Andrew Norton is the Higher Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... 2017).Key challenges The last decade has been an active one on access issues. The government increased funding for a range of university-organized projects designed to raise aspirations for higher education and support programs aim...

Access to Higher Education (Turkey)

Hakan Dedeoglu

Hakan Dedeoglu is an associate professor at the Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nergiz Kardas Isler

Nergiz Kardas Isler is a research assistant at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... education areas, and the quotas and prerequisites in each area of higher education also affect higher education placement (1990).HE enrollments In the early 1960s, there was an increased demand for access to higher education,...