Title

Book review: Managing and supporting student diversity in higher education

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Susan Jones

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-31-2014

Abstract

In the 21 century many countries have expressed a need to increase the level of education of their populations in order to compete in the knowledge economies of the future. This means increasing access to higher education for a greater percentage of the population, often driven by new educational policies. But regardless of whether these decisions are based on economic necessity or social consciousness, the end result is more inclusive education: education systems that are open to wider segments of the local population, as well as attractive to a growing pool of globally mobile international students. The result is that universities have to be prepared to support increasing numbers of students who do not fit the 'traditional' definition of university students as middle class young people with a strong, often urban, secondary education.

Volume

11

Disciplines

Business | Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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