Achieving "transparency, consistency and fairness" in English HE admissions: progress since Schwartz?

ADNETT, N., MCCAIG, C., SLACK, K. and BOWERS-BROWN, T. (2011). Achieving "transparency, consistency and fairness" in English HE admissions: progress since Schwartz? Higher education quarterly, 65 (1), 12-33.

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    Abstract

    In 2004 the Schwartz Review advised English HEIs that their admissions systems should: be transparent; select students who are able to complete their courses based upon achievements and potential; use assessment methods which are reliable and valid; minimise barriers to applicants; be professional, and be underpinned by appropriate institutional structures and processes. These five principles were only expressed as recommendations, reflecting the reluctance of policymakers to interfere with individual HEIs’ admissions policies. In this paper we analyse the results of a research project which reviewed the progress which English HEIs had made in implementing the Schwartz recommendations and assess whether a more interventionist stance is required to achieve ‘fair admissions’.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Education and Inclusion Research
    Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-2273.2010.00468.x
    Depositing User: Ian Chesters
    Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 11:14
    Last Modified: 29 Jul 2013 16:23
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2383

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