Widening participation in Higher Education: reshaping identities of non-traditional learners

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Burnell, I. 2015. Widening participation in Higher Education: reshaping identities of non-traditional learners. Research in Teacher Education. 5 (2), pp. 6-11. https://doi.org/10.15123/PUB.4760
AuthorsBurnell, I.
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Non-traditional students who have no history in the field of higher education (HE) in the UK, and have progressed through non-traditional routes, often undergo a unique and profound experience. This can involve reshaping their identities and perceptions of themselves. This paper centres around research conducted into the experiences and perspectives of a sample of non-traditional learners in HE. For these students, HE has been made possible by widening participation policies and practice, and non-traditional routes such as access courses. The findings of the research are based on interviews with participants, all of whom are, or have been, mature working‑class students in universities.

JournalResearch in Teacher Education
Research in Teacher Education
Journal citation5 (2), pp. 6-11
ISSN2046-1240
2047-3818
Year2015
PublisherUniversity of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.15123/PUB.4760
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