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      On establishing a modus vivendi: the exercise of agency in decisions to participate or not participate in higher education

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            It is becoming increasingly clear that the notion of 'removing barriers' offers a limited foundation for widening participation to higher education. Drawing on realist social theory, we consider how decisions to participate or not participate form part of a process to establish a modus vivendi or 'way of life' for oneself. We explore factors that affect how individuals pursue courses of action around entry into potentially alien educational contexts. Our analysis suggests that interventions designed to widen participation should take account of different modes of reflexive deliberation, underpinning social and cultural structures, and a range of notions of human flourishing.

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            Journal
            10430
            London Review of Education
            IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 November 2009
            : 7
            : 3
            : 261-270
            Article
            1474-8460(20091101)7:3L.261;1- s6.phd /ioep/clre/2009/00000007/00000003/art00006
            10.1080/14748460903290256
            b386cfb3-4b5d-4bd0-afd7-4b6154442408
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            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education
            EQUALITY,REALIST SOCIAL THEORY,WIDENING PARTICIPATION,HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY,REFLEXIVE DELIBERATION

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