Ryan, Anne and O'Brien, Anne and O'Byrne, Maeve
The Pound Road The Challenges of Knowledge Creation and
Equity in Third Level Education.
Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, 20.
Ireland’s economy has changed dramatically over the past six years
and is changing once again. Since 1990 there have been significant
developments in the area of access and equity both at institutional
and national policy level.
Third level education is strategically positioned to influence the
future direction of the formal education system and in so doing to
influence the responses of individuals and communities to current
development challenges. This paper focuses on how third level
education providers exercises this influence with particular
reference to the ways in which they engage with those sectors of the
population who are currently under represented or excluded from
education. The paper explores the responses to access in Ireland
and highlights the new initiatives at Third Level and the links at
community level. It argues that the nature of this response has far
reaching consequences not only for the well-being of those at the
periphery but also for the on-going relevance of the knowledge base
that underpins the entire formal education system.
||Equity; Third Level Education;
||Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
Prof. Anne Ryan
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