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: Sheffield Institute of Education
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-2273.2010.00468.x
Depositing User: Ian Chesters
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 10:14
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 19:49
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2383

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