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The value of non‐participation in higher education
The drive to expand access to higher education (HE) in the UK assumes that it is a desirable option that will benefit both the individual and his or her wider community. There is also an assumptionExpand
Educational Research and Policy: Epistemological Considerations
This article is centrally concerned with the sort of knowledge that can and should inform educational policy—and it treats this as an epistemological question. It distinguishes this question from theExpand
Disproportionate Sacrifices: Ricoeur's Theories of Justice and the Widening Participation Agenda for Higher Education in the UK
Ricoeur's theories of justice are used here to examine the injustice of the utilitarian drive to widen participation in higher education in the UK and, in particular, the attribution of lowExpand
Reworking Modernity: Capitalisms and Symbolic Discontent.
Using both grand conceptualizations and grounded case studies, Allan Pred and Michael Watts look at how people cope with and give meaning to capitalism and modernity in different times and places. AsExpand
They Have Tied Me to a Stake
You had to see it to believe it. I mean, we’re sitting people in this new class, and I really can’t think I’m the o dering what exactly qualitative research is all about an walked in carrying a boxExpand
Sen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: Adaptive Preferences and Higher Education
Adaptive preferences are both a central justification and continuing problem for the use of the capability approach. They are illustrated here with reference to a project examining the choices ofExpand
Symbolic Capital and the Capability Gap
The Philosophy of Heidegger
1. Heidegger's Life 2. The meaning of life: The question of Being 3. The central ideas in Being and Time 4. Conscience, guilt and authenticity 5. Being-towards-death 6. Dasein's primordialExpand
Higher Education and Hyperreality
This chapter addresses the issue of educationalisation via Jean Baudrillard’s concept of the hyperreal and uses this concept to consider why educational research and researchers often fail toExpand