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Durham University

School of Education

Research Projects

Publication details

Gorard, S. (2013). The limitations of widening participation. Adults Learning 25: 20-21.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Limitations to the number of marginal applicants and the number of places combine to make widening participation, as currently conceived, just about impossible. Increasing the pool of potential students is possible but efforts to do so are seriously hampered by a lack of robust evaluation, argues Stephen Gorard.

School of Education