Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education

Authors: Fleming, Ted, Loxley, Andrew, Finnegan, Fergal

  • Offers the first comprehensive, systematic and in-depth analysis of access and participation issues in Irish Higher Education 
  • Critically examines the policies and the practical realities of access to Higher Education 
  • Documents the progress and difficulties encountered in improving Higher Education participation, exploring the impact on Irish society as a whole
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This book explores the access and participation issues present within Higher Education in Ireland. It examines policy, pedagogy and practices in relation to widening participation and documents the progress and challenges encountered in furthering the ‘access agenda’ over the past two decades. Access has become an integral part of how Higher Education understands itself and how it explains the value of what it does for society as a whole. Improving access to education strengthens social cohesion, lessens inequality, guarantees the future vitality of tertiary institutions and ensures economic competitiveness and flexibility in the era of the “Knowledge Based Economy”. Offering a coherent, critical account of recent developments in Irish Higher Education and the implications for Irish society as a whole, this book is essential for those involved both in researching the field and in Higher Education itself. 

About the authors

Ted Fleming is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Adult Education at Maynooth University, Ireland. He recently received the Jack Mezirow Living Theory of Transformation Learning Award for ‘outstanding contribution to the development of the theory of learning’ at Teachers College.

Fergal Finnegan is Director of the Higher Diploma of Further Education course and Lecturer at the Department of Adult and Community Education at Maynooth University, Ireland. He has recently co-edited Student Voices on inequalities in European Higher Education: Challenges for Policy and Practice in a Time of Change and is one of the convenors of the ESREA Network on Active Democratic Citizenship and Adult Learning. 

Andrew Loxley is Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He has jointly edited Higher Education in Ireland: Practices, Policies and Possibilities.

Mark Kearns has completed his PhD at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Prior to this, he spent ten years working in adult and community-based education, more recently working with long-term unemployed adults returning to education, including higher education.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fleming, Ted (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

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  • Key Trends in Irish Higher Education and the Emergence and Development of Access

    Fleming, Ted (et al.)

    Pages 23-44

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  • Access and Widening Participation – Stories from the Policy Domain

    Loxley, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 45-85

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  • Routes in: Access Categories, Mechanisms and Processes

    Loxley, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 87-106

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  • The Purpose of Access: Equality, Social Mobility and the Knowledge Economy

    Finnegan, Fergal (et al.)

    Pages 107-130

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Access and Participation in Irish Higher Education
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56974-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56974-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56973-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 326
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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