Higher education and social inequalities : university admissions, experiences, and outcomes
- edited by Richard Waller, Nicola Ingram, and Michael R.M. Ward.
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
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- xxii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Sociological futures.
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|LC191.98 .G7 H53 2018||Unknown|
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction: Setting the Scene, (Richard Waller, Nicola Ingram, Michael R.M. Ward) Part I: Getting In: Higher Education Access and Participation
- 1. Admissions, Adaptations and Anxieties: Social Class Inside and Outside the Elite University, (Susan Coulson, Lisa Garforth, Geoff Payne and Emily Wastell)
- 2. Struggling for Selfhood: Non-traditional Mature Students' Critical Perspectives on Access to Higher Education Courses in England, (Hugh Busher and Nalita James)
- 3. How Meritocratic is Admission to Highly Selective UK Universities?, (Vikki Boliver)
- 4. Patterns of Participation in a Period of Change: Social Trends in English Higher Education from
- 2000 to 2016, (Neil Harrison) Part II: Getting On: Classed Experiences of Higher Education
- 5. A Tale of Two Universities: Class Work in the Field of Higher Education, (Diane Reay)
- 6. How to Win at Being a Student, (Matthew Cheeseman)
- 7. Social Class, Ethnicity and the Process of 'Fitting in', (Berenice Scandone)
- 8. The "Jack Wills Brigade": Brands, Embodiment and Class Identities in Higher Education, (Vicky Mountford)
- Part 3: Getting Out: Social Class and Graduate Destinations
- 9. Higher Education and the Myths of Graduate Employability, (Gerbrand Tholen and Phillip Brown)
- 10. A Glass Half Full? Social Class and Access to Postgraduate Study, (Paul Wakeling)
- 11. Participation in Paid and Unpaid Internships Among Creative and Communications Graduates: Does Class Advantage Play a Part?, (Wil Hunt and Peter Scott)
- 12. Gendered and Classed Graduate Transitions to Work: How the Unequal Playing Field is Constructed, Maintained and Experienced, (Harriet Bradley and Richard Waller) Conclusion: Social Class, Participation and the Marketised University, (David James).
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A university education has long been seen as the gateway to upward social mobility for individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and as a way of reproducing social advantage for the better off. With the number of young people from the very highest socio-economic groups entering university in the UK has effectively been at saturation point for several decades. The expansion witnessed in participation rates over the last few decades has largely been achieved by a modest broadening of the base of the undergraduate population, in terms of both social class and ethnic diversity. However, a growing body of evidence exists in the continuation of unequal graduate outcomes. This can be seen in terms of employment trajectories in the UK. The issue of just who enjoys access to which university, and the experiences and outcomes of graduates from different institutions remain central to questions of social justice, notably higher education's contribution to social mobility and to the reproduction of social inequality. This collection of contemporary original writings explores these issues in a range of specific contexts, and through employing a range of theoretically and methodologically approaches. The relationship between higher education and social mobility has probably never been under closer scrutiny. This volume will appeal to academics, policy makers and commentators alike. Higher Education and Social Inequalities is an important contribution to the public and academic debate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Education, Secondary > Social aspects > Great Britain.
- Universities and colleges > Great Britain > Admission.
- College students > Great Britain > Economic conditions.
- College graduates > Employment > Great Britain.
- Social classes > Great Britain.
- Educational sociology > Great Britain.
- Social mobility > Great Britain.
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- Sociological futures
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- 1138212881 (hardback)
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