Piggott, Linda A. and Fuller, Mary and Riddell, Sheila and Weedon, Elisabet (2007) Managerialism and equalities: tensions within widening access policy and practice for disabled students in UK universities. Higher Education, 54 (4). online. ISSN 0018-1560Full text not available from this repository.
This paper draws on a four-year longitudinal ESRC funded project examining learning experiences of disabled students in higher education in four universities. The focus here is on institutional responses to the demands of audit culture and legislation in relation to making reasonable adjustments for students with impairments. The data comes from institutional documents and face-to-face interviews with key informants within the institutions. The findings indicate that quality assurance regimes and legislation have had some positive effect on improving access for disabled students; however, local factors and type of institution also have a major impact on the way that national policies are expressed in particular contexts.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Higher Education|
|Additional Information:||20% contribution RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Disabled students - Equalities - Legislation - Managerialism - Policy - Widening access|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science|
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
|Deposited On:||25 Mar 2008 09:34|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:14|
Actions (login required)