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Widening and expanding participation in Australian higher education: in the absence of sociological imagination

Gale, Trevor 2015, Widening and expanding participation in Australian higher education: in the absence of sociological imagination, Australian educational researcher, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 257-271, doi: 10.1007/s13384-014-0167-7.

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Title Widening and expanding participation in Australian higher education: in the absence of sociological imagination
Author(s) Gale, TrevorORCID iD for Gale, Trevor orcid.org/0000-0003-3927-9267
Journal name Australian educational researcher
Volume number 42
Issue number 2
Start page 257
End page 271
Total pages 15
Publisher Springer
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2015-04-01
ISSN 0311-6999
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Education & Educational Research
Higher education
Widening participation
Equity
Aspiration
Sociological imagination
HOT KNOWLEDGE
ASPIRATIONS
STUDENTS
ASPIRE
POLICY
FIELD
Summary Social inclusion in Australian higher education was high on the agenda of the recent Rudd/Gillard Australian Government. This paper offers an assessment of that agenda, particularly the extent to which it worked in favour of under-represented groups. It argues that the Government’s widening and expansion policies and its equity and aspiration strategies lacked sociological imagination, projecting deficits onto individuals who refused to be taken in by its ambitions for higher education participation. The paper concludes that in the absence of a sociological imagination in government policy, the freedoms of disadvantaged groups continued to be curtailed: not just to choose futures in keeping with their goals but also the freedom to formulate choices.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s13384-014-0167-7
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30078745

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Collection: School of Education
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