Sole Parent Students and Higher Education

Gender, Policy and Widening Participation

Authors: Hook, Genine A.

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  • Explores the position of sole parents within the context of higher education as presented in discourse and policies
    Discusses equity and the transformative potential of higher education
    Refers to personal stories and case studies to emphasise the range of experiences

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This book examines how sole parents are constituted within university contexts, through social discourse and social policies. The gendered assumptions of female parental care-work are analysed as both constraining and enabling sole parent participation in higher education. Social welfare policies and the policies of university institutions are also considered as central to the experiences of sole parents who study at universities. This book explores the sense of belonging and engagement for sole parents in higher education with a view to challenging how universities engage with under-represented and diverse students. Equitable access to higher education is important as a potentially transformative personal and social good and this book contributes new thinking to understanding why a university education remains elusive for many students.

About the authors

Genine Hook is Lecturer at La Trobe University, Australia. She continues to combine her sole parenting and academic work which reflects her feminist/queer positioning, advocating for alternatives of familial and kinship bonds. 

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“This book provides an urgently needed theorization of widening participation through a focus on the experiences of sole parents within Australian higher education. Dr Hook puts concepts of recognition and accountability to work to examine questions of temporality, gendered parental constructions and academic performativity. Through this intricate analysis, she points to the need for more nuanced, reflexive policies and strategies for widening equitable participation. I strongly endorse this important book.” (Professor Penny Jane Burke, Global Innovation Chair of Equity and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sole Parent Students and Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Gender, Policy and Widening Participation
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59887-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59887-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59886-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95594-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 192
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