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Exclusion Factors in Latin American Higher Education: A Preliminary Analyze From University Governing Board Perspective

TítuloExclusion Factors in Latin American Higher Education: A Preliminary Analyze From University Governing Board Perspective
Tipo de publicaciónJournal Article
Año de publicación2016
AutoresCastro, D, Rodríguez-Gómez, D, Gairín, J
RevistaEducation and Urban Society
Volumen48
Paginación1-19
ISBN0013-1245
Resumen

Access to higher education has increased substantially in Latin America, but inequalities in access to and completion of higher education still remain. In this regard, identifying vulnerable groups and exclusion factors is a priority in Latin America’s university systems. The aim of this article is to understand in depth governing board perceptions of exclusion factors in higher education institutions in Latin America. The study has identified five key factors that help better understand exclusion from higher education in Latin America: (a) personal characteristics, (b) family situation, (c) institutional features, (d) public policies, and (e) phases of university students’ development.

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