Widening access: the confused agenda

Ireland“In Ireland as in other countries, one of the policy objectives for higher education has in the past decade or so been to ensure that a greater proportion of the population has access to universities and colleges. It is government policy to increase participation rates in higher education to above 70 per cent, and also to ensure that students from a disadvantaged background are given access. If policy objectives were a guarantor of outcomes we would be on our way to a system that is both inclusive and fair …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzysnki, University Blog, 1 November]

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