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



Kahn, Peter ORCID: 0000-0003-1609-7540
(2009) On establishing a modus vivendi : the exercise of agency in decisions to participate or not participate in higher education. London Review of Education.

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Abstract

<ns7:p>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.</ns7:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
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Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2013 17:32
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2021 08:15
DOI: 10.1080/14748460903290256
Publisher's Statement : This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Peter Kahn (2009) On establishing a modus vivendi: the exercise of agency in decisions to participate or not participate in higher education, London Review of Education, 7:3,261-270, DOI: 10.1080/14748460903290256 as published in the London Review of Education November 2009 © Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14748460903290256 .
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/14533