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Access and Widening Participation in Arts Higher Education

Practice and Research

Palgrave Macmillan
  • One of the few books to address Access and WP from an arts practitioner perspective.

  • Builds on previous work in Access and WP from a perspective that is contextualized in the current political climate.

  • Covers policies and practices that impact on inclusive and diverse art

Part of the book series: The Arts in Higher Education (AHE)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    • Samantha Broadhead
    Pages 1-21
  3. Leadership and Management Perspectives on Widening Participation in Arts Higher Education

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 49-49
    2. Disaggregating the Black Student Experience

      • Randall Whittaker, Samantha Broadhead
      Pages 51-72
  4. Mature Students and Access Education

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93
  5. Dyslexia and Arts Education

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 141-141
    2. Deconstructing Writing in Arts Education and Beyond

      • Karen Tobias-Green
      Pages 159-177
  6. Inclusive and Exclusive Arts Languages and Knowledge

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 179-179
    2. Concluding Thoughts

      • Samantha Broadhead
      Pages 225-233
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 235-263

About this book

This volume brings together a range of practitioners, managers, and researchers who work within the field of arts higher education to reflect on strategies to increase access and widening participation (WP). The issues presented in this book are situated within a wider global context where countries are seeking greater harmonisation of higher education as students and workers become more mobile, crossing international borders. The chapter authors address various issues within higher education institutions from a WP context, including areas such as creative writing, music, art and design. In exploring these issues the editor and her chapter authors seek to answer how those teaching in arts higher education can promote the value and quality of their work while ensuring fair access and wide participation for all. 

Reviews

This is an opportune, thorough, and insightful book that considers access to arts education from a multitude of perspectives, describing factors influencing access, participation, and progression into related careers and their intersections.  The wealth of experience of the authors means the finer details of personal, political, and pedagogical barriers are illuminated alongside an evident passion and care for arts education that is vital at this moment of threat.  A must read for educators, widening participation practitioners, and those with an interest in seeing the arts thrive!

Emily Towler, Plus Programme Lead Officer, University of Leeds

This is a compelling and timely book that explores the practices and policies of access and widening participation in creative arts higher education. Structural barriers are explored through the interrogation of whiteness and a thoughtful problematizing of how language plays a role in how inequalities are conceptualised. The contributions are firmly anchored in arts education and they offer approaches that challenge privilege and promote diversity.

Vikki Hill, SFHEA, CATE, Educational Developer: Attainment (Identity and Cultural Experience), University of the Arts London.

This book is a prompt reminder that a lack of diversity in arts in higher education could impoverish the cultural and creative industries. It explores various critiques of current policies and practices whilst offering examples of interventions designed to improve arts students’ experiences, access and participation in higher education. With chapters that include an examination of The global context for access and widening participation to Disaggregating the black student experience, this book is essential reading for all staff and students interested in understanding the importance of decolonisation in education. It challenges traditional structures of power that have underpinned the management of higher education and points the way to social justice in the curriculum.

Mike Collier, Professor of Visual Art,Principal Investigator; WALK (Walking, Art, Landskip and Knowledge), University of Sunderland.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Leeds Arts University, Leeds, UK

    Samantha Broadhead

About the editor

Samantha Broadhead is Head of Research at Leeds Arts University, UK. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Access and Widening Participation in Arts Higher Education

  • Book Subtitle: Practice and Research

  • Editors: Samantha Broadhead

  • Series Title: The Arts in Higher Education

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97450-3

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-97449-7Published: 23 April 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-97452-7Published: 23 April 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-97450-3Published: 22 April 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2946-5915

  • Series E-ISSN: 2946-5923

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIII, 263

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Creativity and Arts Education, Higher Education, Education Policy

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eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
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