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Palgrave Studies in Excellence and Equity in Global Education

Equality and Differentiation in Marketised Higher Education

A New Level Playing Field?

Editors: Bowl, Marion, McCaig, Colin, Hughes, Jonathan (Eds.)

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  • Explores how discourses and practices of marketisation, differentiation and equity are manifested in higher education today
  • Exposes the contradictions which arise between equity and an increasingly marketised higher education
  • Examines the impact of marketisation on equity and equality in higher education
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This edited collection demonstrates how discourses and practices associated with marketisation, differentiation and equality are manifested in UK higher education today. Uniting leading scholars in higher education and equality in England, the contributors and editors expose the contradictions arising from the tension between aims for increased equality and an increasingly marketised higher education. As the authors seek to reveal both the intended and unintended consequences of the intensified marketisation of the sector, they critically examine the implications of these changes. In doing so, they reveal the ways in which institutional policy and discourse are involved in masking the contradictions between an educational marketplace and education as a vehicle for advancing equality and social justice. This pioneering volume will be of interest and value to students and scholars of higher education in England, education policy and the marketisation of higher education, as well as policy makers and practitioners.

About the authors

Marion Bowl is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK.

Colin McCaig is Reader in Higher Education Policy at the Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Jonathan Hughes was Lecturer in the Centre of Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships at the Open University, UK, and a Senior Fellow in the Higher Education Academy, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Diversity and Differentiation, Equity and Equality in a Marketised Higher Education System

    Pages 1-19

    Bowl, Marion

  • International Policies for Higher Education and Their National Variants: Reconciling Equality and Marketisation in National Policy Texts

    Pages 21-50

    Bowl, Marion

  • English Higher Education: Widening Participation and the Historical Context for System Differentiation

    Pages 51-72

    McCaig, Colin

  • System Differentiation in England: The Imposition of Supply and Demand

    Pages 73-93

    McCaig, Colin

  • Can ‘Alternative Providers’ Really Improve Equality of Opportunity for Students Entering Higher Education?

    Pages 95-118

    Evans, G. R.

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eBook £63.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78313-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £79.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78312-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £79.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08671-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Equality and Differentiation in Marketised Higher Education
Book Subtitle
A New Level Playing Field?
Editors
  • Marion Bowl
  • Colin McCaig
  • Jonathan Hughes
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Excellence and Equity in Global Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78313-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78313-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78312-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08671-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 219
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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