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First Generation Entry into Higher Education


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Table of Contents

List of tables Introduction to the book
From a distance you can see more clearly: Developing an international methodology with local benefits for student access and success
The access and success of students from lower socio-economic groups in higher education
Conceptualizing first generation entry
The potential impact of parental education on access and success in higher education
Empirical exploration of the implications of first generation entry for higher education experiences
National and institutional approaches to supporting first generation entrants
The implications of first generation entry for redefining widening participation References

About the Author

Liz Thomas is Senior Adviser for Widening Participation at the Higher Education Academy, and Vice-President (Research and Publications) of the European Access Network. Formerly she was Director of the Institute for Access Studies, a specialist research centre at Staffordshire University. She is editor of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning journal. Jocey Quinn is Professor of Education in the Institute for Policy Studies in Education at London Metropolitan University and Visiting Professor in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at Exeter University.

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