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Widening access and learner diversity in Health & Social Care: lessons from practice teaching

Greig, Janis and MacKenzie, Rhona (2007) Widening access and learner diversity in Health & Social Care: lessons from practice teaching. Journal of Practice Teaching in Health and Social Work , 7 (3). pp. 43-48. ISSN 1460-6690

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The attempt to recruit non-traditional students to health and social work is not just to compensate for the decreased availability of traditional students but because it is socially just. The non-traditional student journey can be lengthy; starting with community-based Widening Access courses then typically on to Access courses in Further Education, before entering Higher Education. One such community based course is described here. Positive evaluation of the courses reflect their local nature, affordable child care and identifiable personal, family and community benefits. Lessons for practice teachers dealing with increased learner diversity are outlined

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1460-6690
Uncontrolled Keywords: widening access; learning diversity; practice teaching;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Sciences
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 300 Social sciences
Library of Congress Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > L Education (General)
Item ID: 2579
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 08 May 2009 16:25
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2013 14:18
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2579

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