Framing student equity in higher education: national and global policy contexts of a fair chance for all

Sellar, Sam and Gale, Trevor (2016). Framing student equity in higher education: national and global policy contexts of a fair chance for all. In Harvey, Andrew, Burnheim, Catherine and Brett, Matthew (Ed.), Student equity in Australian higher education: twenty five years of a fair chance for all (pp. 39-52) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-0315-8_3


Author Sellar, Sam
Gale, Trevor
Title of chapter Framing student equity in higher education: national and global policy contexts of a fair chance for all
Title of book Student equity in Australian higher education: twenty five years of a fair chance for all
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-0315-8_3
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Year available 2016
ISBN 9789811003134
9789811003158
Editor Harvey, Andrew
Burnheim, Catherine
Brett, Matthew
Chapter number 3
Start page 39
End page 52
Total pages 14
Total chapters 16
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter provides a survey of changing national and global higher education policy contexts over the past three decades, specifically from the perspective of the publication of the A Fair Chance for All discussion paper in 1990. We show how A Fair Chance for All emerged from a specifically Australian conjunction of social justice commitments to ‘a fair go’ and the emergence of neo-liberalism. In this respect, A Fair Chance for All constitutes an early Australian exemplar of neo-social governance, and its emphasis on the introduction of targets and performance measures foreshadowed the rise of policy as numbers in education. A Fair Chance for All also prefigured a shift in student equity policy in higher education to focus on aspirations, which sought to activate people in relation to their educational potential, and it enshrined a conception of equity as fairness that would come to shape education policies globally in the decades that followed its publication.
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Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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