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The growth of participation in higher education in England

Whitty, G, Hayton, A and Tang, S (2016) 'The growth of participation in higher education in England.' In: Burke, P.J, ed. Widening participation in higher education: international perspectives. Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education Occasional Paper (1). Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, pp. 20-31.

Abstract

Access to higher education by any route was still very much a minority pursuit until the 1960s. In England, the shift from an elite to a mass system of higher education only began just over 50 years ago (Trow, 1974; Scott, 1995) when the Robbins Report articulated what came to be known as the Robbins principle that: "Courses of higher education should be available for all those who are qualified by ability and attainment to pursue them and who wish to do so."(Robbins, 1963, p. 8).

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URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/9170
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