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David, M., Bathmaker, A. et al.(Eds). Improving Learning by Widening Participation in Higher Education. Routledge, New York and London, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-415-49542-4. Pages: 288.
Based on qualitative and quantitative data, the book offers evidence of the need to improve learning for students from various socio-economic, ethnic and gender backgrounds within higher education, as well as for adults across their lifespan. It sheds light on the policy processes, pedagogies and practices of widening participation in higher education in the context of a constantly changing global knowledge economy. The book is relevant to both policy-makers, practitioners and students within higher education.