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Bridges, Pathways and Transitions by Gail Whiteford, Mahsood Shah

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Chapter 1

Policy and Practice Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Widening Participation in the Global South and North

Kate Hoskins1 and Mahsood Shah2,    1University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom,    2CQUniversity, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia

Abstract

In this introductory chapter we provide a summary of the social, economic, and educational context for the rich and insightful research contributions that follow. We explore the recent global drive to widen participation to nontraditional students as governments around the world seek to strengthen their economic competitiveness through educating their citizens to graduate level. We highlight the rapid and extensive policy changes that have occurred to enable the massification of ...

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