Widening participation in EIE programmes across Europe for students with disabilities

Ian Grout, Laura Grindei, Tony Ward, Penn Snowden, Christina Busk Marner, Tatjana Welzer

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Abstract

Widening participation in higher education is a major component of governmental level education policy within Europe. It consists of an attempt to increase not only the numbers of young people entering higher education, but also the proportion from so-called “under-represented groups” (those from lower income families and some ethnic minorities (socio-economically disadvantaged), along with individuals with disabilities and mature students). The policies developed must align both with the European wide directives which all European countries should follow and the creation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). In this paper, widening participation in higher education is discussed in relation to the results from the SALEIE (Strategic ALignment of Electrical and Information Engineering in European Higher Education Institutions) project and specific responses from a survey amongst the partner institutions are identified and discussed. Conclusions and recommendations are then provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET), 2015 International Conference on
Number of pages6
Publication date2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 11 Jun 201513 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference2015 International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period11/06/201513/06/2015

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Grout, I., Grindei, L., Ward, T., Snowden, P., Marner, C. B., & Welzer, T. (2015). Widening participation in EIE programmes across Europe for students with disabilities. In Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET), 2015 International Conference on https://doi.org/10.1109/ITHET.2015.7217967