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Title Transitions from vocational qualifications to higher education : examining inequalities / edited by Pallavi Amitava Banergee, Debra Myhill.

Publication Info. Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019.

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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (172 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Vocational qualifications, university access and widening participation: setting the context -- Statistical analysis of national data sets: exploring demographics, access and progression of students in higher education from vocational entry routes -- Ways of learning: student voices on learning experiences across the transition -- Assessment practices: student voices on their experiences of assessment across the transition -- Students' voiced experiences of social transitions: facilitating a sense of belonging -- Lecturer perspectives on entry qualifications and how they affect student progress -- Recommendations for policy and practice -- Conclusion.
Summary "Very few students with vocational qualifications progress into the world of Higher Education. Many drop out of education altogether and take up entry level jobs with decreased financial prospects. This trend is worrying as the lack of students with vocational backgrounds applying to University acts as a barrier to social mobility. This book, informed by the research findings from Transforming Transitions - a collaborative project involving further education colleges, sixth form centres and Universities - addresses key concerns such as the background of those with vocational qualifications, the success of these students at university and any issues they may encounter in higher education. By analysing national datasets and conducting interviews with students and tutors across sixth form colleges and Universities, this important text discusses the socio-economic benefits gained from the vocational provision and transition to higher education. By highlighting the need to develop inclusive pedagogies and proposing practical recommendations, this book will prove to be an invaluable resource for Educational leaders, researchers and practitioners in higher education"--Publisher's description.
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Subject Vocational education.
Vocational qualifications -- Evaluation.
Education, Higher.
Labor supply -- Effect of education on.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Banerjee, Pallavi, author.
Myhill, Debrah, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Transitions from vocational qualifications to higher education : examining inequalities. Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019 9781787569966
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