Widening participation in post-compulsory education, tackling social exclusion and lifelong learning has long been a concern of UK governments. At DECE we have experts in this field who have conducted a wide range of research relating to the analysis of data on admissions to higher education, strategies to promote participation, fair access and social inclusion.
Boliver, V., S. Gorard & Siddiqui, N. (2019) Using contextualised admissions to widen access to higher education: A guide to the evidence base. DECE: ISBN 978-0-907552-20-8.
Siddiqui, N., Boliver, V. & Gorard, S. (2019). Reliability of Longitudinal Social Surveys of Access to Higher Education: The Case of Next Steps in England. Social Inclusion 7(1): 80-89.
Gorard, S., Boliver, V., Siddiqui, N.& Banerjee, P. (2019) Which are the most suitable contextual indicators for use in widening participation to HE?, Research Papers in Education, 34, 1, 99-129.