Call for papers


1. Why do access and equity matter in post-secondary education?

Arguments for broader access and success in post-secondary education often centre on the potential contribution to social cohesion and economic growth within countries and regions.

  • What evidence is there of these links between higher education participation and economic growth and social cohesion?
  • What other factors are important?
  • How does access to and success in post-secondary education relate to ‘nation building’ in Asia?
  • Why is graduate unemployment so high in certain countries and what can be done about this?
  • How do rates of participation in post-secondary/higher education differ in different countries/regions?
  • Which particular groups are not progressing to higher education in different countries/regions and/or fulfilling their potential and why?
  • What does cross-country comparative research into access and equity in post-secondary education tell us about present and future progression rates?
  • What are the theoretical frameworks that underpin our understanding of the global access and equity challenge?
  • What are the theoretical frameworks that underpin our understanding of access and equity for particular groups of learners?
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