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Title: Discourses of integration and exclusion: Equal opportunities for university students with dependent children?
Authors: Marandet, E
Wainwright, E
Keywords: Gender equality;Young students;Equal opportunities;Dependent children;British universities
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Space and Polity, 13 (2): 109 - 125, (2009)
Abstract: Despite the growth and diversification of the student population, many British universities are still organised to cater for young students without caring responsibilities. Drawing on feminist frameworks of gender equality, this paper explores the ways in which governmental discourse of equal opportunities is articulated, sustained and resisted by staff and studying parents in a 1960s university. While many respondents attempt to comply with the prevailing learner norms entrenched in government policy, some also articulate an alternative discourse justifying the 'special treatment' of non-traditional students. However, this paper extends a third narrative that attempts to re-imagine university as an inclusive space.
ISSN: 1356-2576
Appears in Collections:Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers

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