Re/imagining widening participation: A praxis-based framework

Penny Jane Burke

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This paper draws from a keynote I presented at the Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA) conference held in Brisbane in November 2017. In this paper, I propose the significance of a praxis-based framework for reimagining widening participation, an argument I first set out in great length in my book The Right to Higher Education (Burke, 2012). This praxis-based framework has underpinned the development of the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE), based at the University of Newcastle, and the CEEHE Australian Writing Program (which is part of the International Writing Program), which supported the development of the papers included in this Special Issue of International Studies in Widening Participation.


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