Managing and Supporting Student Diversity in Higher Education, 1st Edition

  • Robyn Benson
  • Margaret Heagney
  • Lesley Hewitt
  • Glenda Crosling
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780633858
  • ISBN-13: 9781780633855
  • DDC: 371.9046
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 254 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Government initiatives in many countries emphasise social inclusion in higher education, resulting in a more diverse student population. This presents opportunities and challenges for academic and professional staff in managing and supporting these students. Managing and Supporting Student Diversity in Higher Education focuses on how students succeed amidst a culture of widening participation. The book is divided into seven chapters. The first introduces current literature and policies to present an international perspective on widening participation in higher education. The following five chapters present students' stories on topics including getting into higher education, the international experience, coping with education later in life, and identity. Stories are followed by implications for management and support, and discussion topics for practitioners. The book concludes by looking at how students succeed in higher education and the implications for managing and supporting student diversity.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Chandos Information Professional Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
1: Setting the Context.
2: Finding the Way to Higher Education: Miranda and Rochelle.
3: This Time It's Different: Sesh and Shannon.
4: The International Experience: Lam and Zelin.
5: Coming to Education Later in Life: Alex Carole and Virginia.
6: Finding My Voice at Last: Lillian, Marie, and Harriet.
7: Helping Students to Succeed.