Studies in Inclusive Education

The Paradox of Skills

Widening Participation, Academic Literacy & Students’ Skills Centres

Authors: Barkas, Linda Anne

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The objectives underpinning the policies to expand and widen participation have impacted on university provision to help students improve their general literacy and academic writing skills. This book examines how and why Students’ Skills Centres, (SSCs), gained such a hold in the sector, despite the contentious nature of the research evidence that challenges the notion of the applicability of generic writing skills. It is argued in the book, that on a small scale, SSCs illustrate the paradoxes and ironies that have developed in higher education. ‘

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Barkas, Linda Anne

    Pages 1-12

  • The Dimensions Through Time of the Framework of Widening Participation

    Barkas, Linda Anne

    Pages 13-35

  • Dear Alien - Do You Speak English as One of Your Languages Please?

    Barkas, Linda Anne

    Pages 37-49

  • To Teach or Not to Teach? Can You Spot the Difference?

    Barkas, Linda Anne

    Pages 51-60

  • A Review of the Research Methodology and the Study of the SSC

    Barkas, Linda Anne

    Pages 61-74

Buy this book

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Paradox of Skills
Book Subtitle
Widening Participation, Academic Literacy & Students’ Skills Centres
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Inclusive Education
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-400-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-400-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 139
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