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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 22, Number 2, July 2020
Special Edition: Evaluating WP Initiatives
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Open Access Editorial
pp. 1-14(14)
Author: Hayton, Annette



Improving equality of opportunity in higher education through the adoption of an Inclusive Curriculum Framework
pp. 83-121(39)
Authors: McDuff, Nona; Hughes, Annie; Tatam, John; Morrow, Elizabeth; Ross, Fiona


Development of SITU: a survey to measure the impact of outreach activities
pp. 162-183(22)
Authors: Vardy, Emma J.; Upton, Penney; Upton, Dominic


Reframing widening participation towards the community: a realist evaluation
pp. 184-204(21)
Authors: Formby, Adam; Woodhouse, Anna; Basham, Jemma


Medical student mentors in widening access to medicine programmes: 'we're lighting fires, not filling buckets '
pp. 205-224(20)
Authors: Whiting, Jack Robert; Wickham, Sam; Beaney, Darren


Mixed methods single case study research (MMSCR): Challenges in WP evaluation
pp. 225-237(13)
Authors: Zivtins, Roberts; Jay, Tim; Winston, Robert; Alexander, Annalisa


Innovative Practice

Becoming not Being: using the rhizome in widening participation evaluation
pp. 246-254(9)
Authors: Clements, Naomi; Short, Matthew


Discussion Piece

COVID-19 and outreach: the challenge and the response
pp. 255-263(9)
Author: Raven, Neil


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