Democratization of Education
“Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits. … Education is a powerful tool by which economically and socially marginalized adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty and participate fully as citizens." — UNESCO
Across race, class, gender, geography, age, and a wealth of other circumstances, the accessibility of education is a constant topic of discussion. Recognizing that individuals from more privileged backgrounds often benefit from privileged access, our authors, editors and contributors explore models and systems which open accessibility so that education is available universally, breaking the cycle of inequalities.
Sarah O’Shea on Widening Student Participation in Higher Education
In this original article Sarah O’Shea, co-author of First-in-Family Students, University Experience and Family Life discusses the need for universities to recognise the diversity of their students rather than expect them to conform to institutional norms.
Higher Education Policy
We've made a few key articles form Higher Education Policy temporarily free to access. Explore them below: