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Managing and Supporting Student Diversity in Higher Education by Anita Devos, Glenda Crosling, Lesley Hewitt, Margaret Heagney, Robyn Benson

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Coming to education later in life: Alex Carole and Virginia

Abstract:

Alex Carole and Virginia are two women who commenced university study in their forties, when their life circumstances, including the support of their husbands, made it possible. Both grew up under apartheid in South Africa, though on different sides of the colour bar. Alex Carole is of Indian origin while Virginia is white. Both demonstrate a determined and organised approach to their study, valuing the opportunity to pursue it, and showing resilience in overcoming obstacles they faced. Their graduation had a powerful impact on them. Their stories provide an opportunity to consider ways of teaching and supporting adult learners to take advantage of their maturity and experience ...

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