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Working-class women on an Access course: Risk, opportunity and (re)constructing identities (2004)
Journal Article
Brine, J., & Waller, R. (2004). Working-class women on an Access course: Risk, opportunity and (re)constructing identities. Gender and Education, 16(1), 97-113. https://doi.org/10.1080/0954025032000170363

Framed by discourses of lifelong learning and widening participation, further education Access to University courses attract mature students from a range of social backgrounds. This paper focuses on eight women students who, to varying degrees, share... Read More about Working-class women on an Access course: Risk, opportunity and (re)constructing identities.

‘I really hated school, and couldn’t wait to get out!’: Reflections on ‘a wasted opportunity’ amongst access to HE students. (2004)
Journal Article
Waller, R. (2004). ‘I really hated school, and couldn’t wait to get out!’: Reflections on ‘a wasted opportunity’ amongst access to HE students. Journal of Access Policy and Practice, 2(1), 24-43

In constructing a narrative account of our lives, we may recall experiences of schooling with a mixture of resentment and regret, and perhaps a sense of ‘wasted opportunities’. This is particularly true if school has left us with a fragile academic s... Read More about ‘I really hated school, and couldn’t wait to get out!’: Reflections on ‘a wasted opportunity’ amongst access to HE students..