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Palgrave Studies in Excellence and Equity in Global Education

Achieving Equity and Quality in Higher Education

Global Perspectives in an Era of Widening Participation

Editors: Shah, Mahsood, McKay, Jade (Eds.)

  • First major study of equity and excellence in an era of widening participationDraws on global case studies from Africa, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USExplores the ways institutions are raising equity aspirations whilst maintaining academic standards

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About this book

Across the world, higher education is witnessing exponential growth in both student participation and types of educational providers. One key phenomenon of this growth is an increase in student diversity: governments are widening access to higher education for students from traditionally underrepresented groups. However, this raises questions about whether this rapid growth may in face compromise academic quality. This book presents case studies of how higher education institutions in diverse countries are maintaining academic excellence while increasing the access and participation of students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Including case studies spanning four continents, the authors and editors examine whether increasing widening participation positively impacts upon academic quality. This volume will be of interest and value to students and scholars of global higher education, representation and participation in education, and quality in higher education.

About the authors

Mahsood Shah is the Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching and Associate Professor with School of Business and Law at Central Queensland University, Australia. In this role, he provides leadership in all aspects of learning and teaching including strategy and governance, policy implementation, course development and reviews, accreditations, maintenance of standards, enhancing the quality of teaching, innovation in the use of learning technologies, and professional development of academic staff. His research expertise includes quality in higher education, student experience, student engagement and retention, widening participation, private higher education, and international education.
Jade McKay is a Research Fellow at Deakin University, Australia. Her research interests encompass inclusive teaching and learning approaches that facilitate the success of non-traditional students.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Leadership for Institutional Change to Promote Diversity and Success

    Thomas, Liz

    Pages 1-23

  • Vertically Segregated Higher Education and the Life Course: Comparing Patterns Over 28 Years

    Andres, Lesley (et al.)

    Pages 25-49

  • Supporting Students’ Learning: The Power of the Student–Teacher Relationship

    Cureton, Debra (et al.)

    Pages 51-71

  • Facilitating the Success of Students from Low SES Backgrounds at Regional Universities Through Course Design, Teaching, and Staff Attributes

    Devlin, Marcia (et al.)

    Pages 73-95

  • A Case Study Using Developmental Education to Raise Equity and Maintain Standards

    Hodara, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 97-117

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78316-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78315-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Achieving Equity and Quality in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Global Perspectives in an Era of Widening Participation
Editors
  • Mahsood Shah
  • Jade McKay
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
978-3-319-78316-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78316-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78315-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 356
Number of Illustrations
11 illustrations in colour
Topics