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Whose fault is failure? contested perspectives of academic support in tertiary educational institutions in South Africa

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This paper explores the argument that to widen participation in higher education, educational institutions should bear a greater responsibility for students’ learning. Central to this debate is the notion of ‘academic support’. There are many perspectives on what works to scaffold student participation and learning but rarely are the perspectives of those receiving support taken into account. This paper reports the findings of an exploratory ethnographic study in which students in a vocationa...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Subgroup:
Education
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Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Research in Comparative and International Education Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
3
Pages:
376-393
Publication date:
2019-07-27
Acceptance date:
2020-05-29
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EISSN:
1745-4999
Pubs id:
1046802
Local pid:
pubs:1046802
Language:
English
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