On widening participation in Higher Education through positive discrimination
Clayton, Matthew, 1966-. (2012) On widening participation in Higher Education through positive discrimination. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 46 (3). pp. 414-431. ISSN 0309-8249Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9752.2012.00858.x
Notwithstanding an ongoing concern about the low representation of certain groups in higher education, there is reluctance on the part of politicians and policy makers to adopt positive discrimination as an appropriate means of widening participation. This article offers an account of the different objections to positive discrimination and, thereafter, clarifies and criticises the view that universities ought to select those applicants who are expected to be most successful as students. It distinguishes arguments from meritocracy, desert, respect, and productivity and shows how these arguments are compatible with the use of positive discrimination in higher education.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Philosophy of Education|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 414-431|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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