Chapter 3

Widening Participation in Aotearoa New Zealand Tertiary Education Since 2000

Linda Leach,    Massey University, Institute of Education, Palmerston North, Aotearoa New Zealand

This chapter presents an analysis of education policies related to widening participation in Aotearoa New Zealand. It provides an overview of policy developments since 2000, focusing on the four Tertiary Education Advisory Commission reports, five tertiary education strategy documents, and documents related to Māori and Pasifika participation in tertiary education. An analysis of these documents suggested five propositions which are then explored: the drivers for widening participation are increasingly economic; the major focus of widening participation has been ...

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