Jacqueline Stevenson

Jacqueline Stevenson
Sheffield Hallam University | SHU

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The social, educational and occupational challenges facing individuals with dyslexia are multiple and complex. Late diagnosis, lack of diagnosis, or lack of support in mainstream education can impact on outcomes. It is perhaps paradoxical then that there are students with significant dyslexia, including those undiagnosed until arrival in higher edu...
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Explores different approaches to assessing the impact of widening participation and equity initiatives
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Drawing on research with over 350 staff across 11 English higher education institutions this chapter draws attention to how ‘widening participation’ is being, differently, conceptualised within institutional discourses; how concerns, or not, to widen participation relate to pedagogy and how this differs across different types of institution. In par...
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There is an absence of research exploring the experiences of religious students on the UK higher education campus, despite the fact that international students, in particular, are under constant monitoring and surveillance. This is a significant omission since, without such insights, policy and practice designed help these students to develop a sen...
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The global HE sector is being profoundly reshaped by global neoliberalism, driven by economic imperatives to develop ‘global, entrepreneurial, corporate, commercialised universities’ (Morley, 2011: 224). Within this neoliberal context policy discourses are increasingly being driven by world league tables, market competition, and the dominance of pr...
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This paper argues that simple dissemination models do not work. One of the strengths of close-up research, with its emphasis on depth and understanding, is that it can identify why things are as they are and, by extension, when we identify wrongs seek to challenge them. The paper suggests, however, that making a difference is fraught with contradic...
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This paper discusses how dominant discourses of neoliberalism intersect with teaching and learning practices, and considers the implications of this for both widening participation goals and for social equity agendas in higher education. Drawing on the concept of 'pedagogic stratification', we examine the discourses of 'teaching excellence' as thes...
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Although not new, the concept of internationalisation, the inclusion of intercultural perspectives and the development of cross‐cultural understanding, has gained particular currency and support across the United Kingdom (UK) higher education sector over the last decade. However, within the academic literature, as well as within institutional polic...
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This paper explores the attitudes to work and experiences seeking employment of professionally qualified refugees enrolled on a course to enhance their employability skills in Leeds, United Kingdom (UK). We analyse the results within the framework of conceptual models describing the transition of refugees into employment (which are essentially line...
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The paper makes a number of arguments about the research interview and maintains that, despite the near ubiquity of the method in higher education research, the interview remains under-theorised and mis-described. We argue that by virtue of being ‘insider’, higher education research involves a form of tacit ethnography where multiple sources of dat...
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Despite a decade of research into ‘inclusion’, religious students have been largely ignored within the widening participation and diversity literature. Researching religion and higher education (HE) in the UK, unlike within the US context, is seen as potentially risky territory. Where religion is discussed it is largely in relation to a discourse t...
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Despite the assertion that higher education is becoming increasingly ‘feminised’ and that male students are the relative losers, gendered meanings continue to permeate higher education in ways that mean that the recognition of women's experiences are frequently marginalised. Our paper reports on research designed to explore student participation in...
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This paper discusses the ways in which mature students orientate themselves towards the future in making decisions to access higher education (HE). Their narratives connect their past, often difficult, educational and personal lives to their future aspirations and to their current experiences in further education (FE) and HE. The research was part...
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This paper explores the under‐researched area of extracurricular activity undertaken by students through the lens of the possible selves literature, which has largely been developed in the North American context. In the UK the employability agenda assumes an orientation towards the future and employers are increasingly expecting students to display...
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This paper takes as its focus the contradictory discourse of widening participation (WP). We argue that given the conflicting accounts of WP it is highly unlikely that higher education staff will be able articulate a coherent definition of WP practice. We illustrate our thesis with an institutional case study which analysed policy documents and was...
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This paper explores conceptions of curricular and extracurricular in UK higher education. Reporting on a case study of staff understandings of the extracurricular we argue that our data highlight the lack of debate about curricular matters. We found that there was considerable blurring of boundaries in conceptions of the curricular and extracurricu...
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Refugee1 young people are an educationally diverse group. However, unlike groups such as Gypsy/Roma and Travellers, in the UK they do not attract targeted educational funding. In addition, neither the UK integration or refugee educational strategies nor the Higher Education Funding Council for England's strategic plan refer to higher education as a...
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Training programmes for unemployed people are often designed to meet the identified vocational skill needs of businesses. We describe research across a number of projects in Leeds (United Kingdom) providing training to unemployed and marginalised adults. The focus was on those with multiple barriers to accessing and sustaining training and employme...
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Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it ... and change it as times change, truly are powerless because they cannot think new thoughts' (Rushdie 1991, p.480) Whilst the gathering and using of stories as research data has a long history, particularly in historical resea...
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Our work draws on the theoretical resources of the Possible Selves literature and reports on empirical work exploring students' future possible selves. Pedagogical strategies in the UK aim to equip students with the capacity to reflect and plan for their future. Our results show, however, that whilst some students are able to concretely relate thei...

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