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?