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Accessibility and Inclusion in Higher Education: Implementing International Imperatives in National and Institutional Contexts
Accessibility and Inclusion in Higher Education: Implementing International Imperatives in National and Institutional Contexts

Author(s): Hanan Alexander, Jurgita Vizgirdaitė, Palmira Jucevičienė
Subject(s): Higher Education , Evaluation research, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Sociology of Education
Published by: Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas
Keywords: accessibility; higher education; disadvantaged groups; inclusion; people with disabilities; women; ethnic minorities;

Summary/Abstract: This paper reports on a capacity-building project in higher education known as DARE (Developing programs for Access of disadvantaged groups of people and Regions to higher Education), as viewed through the lenses of Hanan Alexander’s pedagogy of difference, Uri Bronfenbrenner’sbioecological theory of human development, and Chris Argyris’s concept of action science. The project is funded by the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. Following a literature review, the report analyzes data drawn from documents, observations, and focus groups to explore how and why policies addressing accessibility to higher education for disadvantaged groups are implemented in different international contexts. Influenced by international initiatives, DARE has provided material, conceptual, professional, and collegial resources to have an overall positive effect on advancing access to and inclusion in higher education for minorities, students with disabilities, and women.

  • Issue Year: 130/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 46-63
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English