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    'Walking tall': a critical assessment of new ways of involving student mothers in higher education

    Callender, Claire and Hawkins, E. and Jackson, Sue and Jamieson, Anne and Land, H. and Smith, H. (2014) 'Walking tall': a critical assessment of new ways of involving student mothers in higher education. Technical Report. Nuffield Foundation, London, UK.

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    This research aimed to examine undergraduate courses run by Birkbeck and the Open University (OU) targeted at student parents. These courses were delivered in Children’s Centres which were located in areas of multiple deprivation, including exceptionally low higher education participation. They were designed specifically to help overcome some of the ‘barriers’ faced by low-income and disadvantaged parents when accessing higher education in order to widen participation. The study sought to assess these courses and to explore their perceived impact on the women’s lives and the lives of their families, especially in relation to their children’s educational trajectories. It addressed these aims from three perspectives, those of: the participants; the staff responsible for organising and teaching the courses; and the Children’s Centre staff.


    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 13:37
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 09:22


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