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Widening Participation, Higher Education and Non-Traditional Students

Supporting Transitions through Foundation Programmes

Editors: Marshall, Catherine A., Nolan, Sam J., Newton, Douglas P. (Eds.)

  • Explores the new field of Foundation Programmes and how they can be used to support transition to higher education for non-traditional students
  • Argues that for widening participation initiatives to be successful in higher education they need to address the problems of cultural capital, recruitment bias and learner alienation
  • Advances innovative approaches to admissions, marketing and recruitment and to the development and delivery of curricula which support students hoping to study further in a research-intensive university
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About this book

This book highlights the problems that have developed as students lack either the social or cultural capital to take the opportunity of Higher Education through conventional routes. This might be due to leaving school early, lacking entry qualifications or wanting to further their education and prospects after entering the workplace. Foundation courses help to widen participation and create a route towards higher education. This book offers tried and tested practical solutions, from the notion of widening participation, to recruitment of students and to ways of helping them to make the most of themselves and develop the skills they need to progress on degree courses of their choice. 

About the authors

Catherine A. Marshall is the Director of the Foundation Centre at Durham University, UK where she promotes the development of an evidenced-based body of scholarly activity to underpin the delivery of programmes designed to provide a route into Higher Education for non-traditional students.  She is the Chair of the National Foundation Year Network.
Douglas P. Newton is Professor in the School of Education at Durham University, UK. His books and articles attract international interest. Recent successes include Teaching for Understanding, and the much acclaimed Thinking with Feeling, described as a Copernican shift in the notion of teaching. 
Sam J. Nolan is the Assistant Director of the Centre for Academic, Researcher and Organisation Development at Durham University, UK. From 2010-2015  Sam worked as a Physics Teaching Fellow, then Head of Scholarship at the Foundation Centre, where he supported the Centre in developing and promoting its scholarly profile. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Barriers to Accessing Higher Education

    Marshall, Catherine A.

    Pages 1-18

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  • Understanding Foundation Year Provision

    Leech, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 19-40

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  • Language Issues Facing Non-Traditional Students: Some Problems and Solutions

    Bruce, Megan (et al.)

    Pages 41-55

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  • Teaching Mathematics to Adults: Integrating New and Old Knowledge

    Dodd, Mary (et al.)

    Pages 57-72

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  • Breaking Barriers: Overcoming Anxieties in Practical Science

    Nolan, Sam J. (et al.)

    Pages 73-88

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eBook 62,99 €
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Hardcover 77,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-94968-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 77,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95690-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Widening Participation, Higher Education and Non-Traditional Students
Book Subtitle
Supporting Transitions through Foundation Programmes
Editors
  • Catherine A. Marshall
  • Sam J. Nolan
  • Douglas P. Newton
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-94969-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-94969-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-94968-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95690-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 198
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Topics