Chapter 15

Global Perspectives on Widening Participation

Approaches and Concepts

Anna Bennett1, Erica Southgate2 and Mahsood Shah1,    1The English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia,    2School of Education, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

The preceding chapters have demonstrated that widening participation (WP) is both an important and a complex issue, and it presents an enduring problematic for improving equity of access and success for people worldwide. This chapter highlights important aspects identified by contributors, not only in terms of outlining the important aspects of WP in their contexts, but also in relation to highlighting general recurring themes ...

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