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Marginalised Communities in Higher Education
Disadvantage, Mobility and Indigeneity

ISBN 9780367264574
Published August 27, 2021 by Routledge
260 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
Neil Harrison, Linda O’Neill and Graham Connelly

3. The collateral impact of post-prison supervision on college experiences in the US
Lindsey Livingston Runell

4. ‘More than just saving the government care costs’: re-presenting UK student carers’ narratives
Jacqueline Priego-Hernández and Debbie Holley

5. Genderism and trans students in Hong Kong higher education
Diana K. Kwok

6. The marginalisation of religious students in UK higher education
Jacqueline Stevenson

SECTION B: Mobility

7. Expectations, experiences and anticipated outcomes of supporting refugee students in Germany – a systems theoretical analysis of organizational semantics
Jana Berg

8. Irish Travellers and higher education
Andrew Loxley and Fergal Finnegan

9. Sámi peoples’ educational challenges in higher education and migration in Finland
Pigga Keskitalo

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
Kim Robertson, James Smith and Steven Larkin

12. The Orang Asli and higher education access in Malaysia: realising the dream
Graeme Atherton

13. Higher education and disadvantaged groups in India
N.V. Varghese

14. Concluding Thoughts: Making meaning from diverse narratives
Neil Harrison and Graeme Atherton

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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.