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The journal is based on the belief that there are neglected links between research and theory, and policy and practice in the promotion of widening participation in post-compulsory education and lifelong learning. It aims to provide a forum for the development of theory, the addressing of policy questions and the dissemination of innovative practice in the field of widening participation and lifelong learning.

Publisher: Open University

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Volume 18, Number 2, June 2016
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Open Access Editorial
pp. 1-6(6)
Author: Butcher, John




Predicting Retention, Understanding Attrition: A Prospective Study of Foundation Year Students
pp. 50-83(34)
Authors: Sanders, Lalage D; Daly, Annette P; Fitzgerald, Katherine


Troubling ideas for widening participation: how higher education institutions in England engage with research in their access agreements
pp. 84-110(27)
Authors: Wardrop, Alex; Hutchings, Maggie; Collins, Bethan; Eccles, Sue; Heaslip, Vanessa; Hunt, Clive; Pritchard, Colin


Book Reviews

Higher Education for the Public Good: Views from the South
pp. 154-157(4)
Author: Gosling, David


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