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Access courses and students from minority ethnic backgrounds

Connelly, Graham and Chakrabarti, Mono (1999) Access courses and students from minority ethnic backgrounds. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 23 (2). pp. 231-244. ISSN 0309-877X

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Abstract

This article describes a study of the uptake of places on 'access' to higher education courses in Scottish further education (FE) colleges by students from minority ethnic backgrounds. Colleges surveyed recruited access students from minority ethnic backgrounds in close approximation to the proportions attracted to FE in general, despite the commitment to prioritise underrepresented groups, including students from minority ethnic communities. the study found a general acceptance of the principle of positive action by colleges, but little evidence of strategies likely to prove effective. it is suggested that the government's agenda for widening participation in education can only be accomplished when the FE sector recognises ethnicity as an important issue.

Item type: Article
ID code: 2430
Keywords: further education, higher education, access courses, minority ethnic backgrounds, students, Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Subjects: Education > Special aspects of education > Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
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Depositing user: Dr Graham Connelly
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2007
Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:37
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2430

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