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Achieving Equity and Quality in Higher Education

Global Perspectives in an Era of Widening Participation

  • Mahsood Shah
  • Jade McKay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Michelle Hodara, Di Xu, Julie Petrokubi
    Pages 97-117
  3. Paul Garrud, Clare Owen
    Pages 199-217
  4. Sadhana Manik, Labby Ramrathan
    Pages 235-260
  5. Stephen Gorard, Vikki Boliver, Nadia Siddiqui
    Pages 307-326
  6. Yasar Kondakci, Kadir Beycioglu, Yusuf İkbal Oldac, Hanife Hilal Senay
    Pages 327-348
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 349-356

About this book


Across the world, higher education is witnessing exponential growth in both student participation and types of educational providers. One key phenomenon of this growth is an increase in student diversity: governments are widening access to higher education for students from traditionally underrepresented groups. However, this raises questions about whether this rapid growth may in face compromise academic quality. This book presents case studies of how higher education institutions in diverse countries are maintaining academic excellence while increasing the access and participation of students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Including case studies spanning four continents, the authors and editors examine whether increasing widening participation positively impacts upon academic quality. This volume will be of interest and value to students and scholars of global higher education, representation and participation in education, and quality in higher education.


equity aspirations marketization of higher education student diversity academic quality course design widening participation quality in higher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Mahsood Shah
    • 1
  • Jade McKay
    • 2
  1. 1.Central Queensland UniversityRockhamptonAustralia
  2. 2.Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

About the editors

Mahsood Shah is the Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching and Associate Professor with School of Business and Law at Central Queensland University, Australia. In this role, he provides leadership in all aspects of learning and teaching including strategy and governance, policy implementation, course development and reviews, accreditations, maintenance of standards, enhancing the quality of teaching, innovation in the use of learning technologies, and professional development of academic staff. His research expertise includes quality in higher education, student experience, student engagement and retention, widening participation, private higher education, and international education.

Jade McKay is a Research Fellow at Deakin University, Australia. Her research interests encompass inclusive teaching and learning approaches that facilitate the success of non-traditional students.

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“This volume provides much needed context for anyone invested in higher education (staff, faculty, lobbyists, politicians, nonprofits, and anyone committed to equity in education, and social justice).” (Katherine Cronin Daley, The Wabash Center Journal On Teaching, Vol. 1 (3), 2020)