1st Edition

Marginalised Communities in Higher Education
Disadvantage, Mobility and Indigeneity

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ISBN 9780367264574
May 26, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
284 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Drawing on examples from nine countries across five continents, this book offers anyone interested in the future of higher education the opportunity to understand how communities become marginalised and how this impacts on their access to learning and their ability to thrive as students.

Focusing on groups that suffer directly through discriminatory practices or indirectly through distinct forms of sociocultural disadvantage, this book brings to light communities about which little has been written and where research efforts are in their relative infancy. Each chapter documents the experiences of a group and provides insights that have a wider reach and gives voice to those that are often unheard. The book concludes with a new conceptualisation of the social forces that lead to marginalisation in higher education.

This cutting-edge book is a must read for higher education researchers, policy makers, and students interested in access to education, sociology of education, development studies, and cultural studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Marginalised communities in higher education, Neil Harrison and Graeme Atherton  SECTION A: Disadvantage  2. The journeys of care-experienced students in England and Scotland  3. The collateral impact of post-prison supervision on college experiences in the US  4. ‘More than just saving the government care costs’: re-presenting UK student carers’ narratives  5. Genderism and trans students in Hong Kong higher education  6. The marginalisation of religious students in UK higher education  SECTION B: Mobility  7. Expectations, experiences and anticipated outcomes of supporting refugee students in Germany – a systems theoretical analysis of organizational semantics  8. Irish Travellers and higher education  9. Sámi peoples’ educational challenges in higher education and migration in Finland  10. Getting to university: experiences of students from rural areas in South Africa
Lisa Lucas, Kibbie Naidoo and Sue Timmis  SECTION C: Indigeneity  11. Improving higher education success for Australian Indigenous peoples: examples of promising practice  12. The Orang Asli and higher education access in Malaysia: realising the dream  13. Higher education and disadvantaged groups in India  14. Concluding Thoughts: Making meaning from diverse narratives

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Neil Harrison is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Rees Centre at the University of Oxford, UK

Graeme Atherton is Head of AccessHE and Director of the National Education Opportunities Network.