The ‘imagined to the reimagined’ revival of learning in higher education

Wright, T. (2017) The ‘imagined to the reimagined’ revival of learning in higher education. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 5 (3). ISSN 2051-9788.

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In 1998 education was declared ‘the best economic policy that we have’ (Department for Education and Employment [DfEE], 1998) highlighting links between educational attainment and potential earning power. It was from this point on that widening participation became an integral part of what education policy was about. Importantly, alongside this notion comes the assumption that economic, social, political, and cultural injustices can be solved through education and up skilling. Offered as an opinion piece, for work that is on-going and expanding, this paper critiques the use of the most salient educational economic driver of the last 20-25 years, namely widening participation. This paper argues that the consequences of widening participation in higher education have been concealment of continuing social divisions, largely because they have been underpinned by neo-liberal rhetoric. It suggests counter-action through transgressive learning and teaching practice towards a consequence of remaking higher education that works more effectively for the disenfranchised and marginalised.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Widening-participation; migrant women; transgressive learning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (Principles and practice)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > England Centre for Practice Development
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Depositing User: Dr Toni Wright
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 14:54
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2018 05:55

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