Which Lenses Best Help us Make our Practices Inclusive?

Jenny Marie, Steve Rowett, Sally MacKenzie, Moira Wright, Sandra Lusk



In this opinion piece, we draw on staff interviews reported on elsewhere in this issue (Marie et al, 2017) to argue that it is important to consider both characteristics of students and the provision that can make them ‘hard to reach’. We believe that the concept of ‘hard to reach’ groups is useful for identifying potential barriers. Whilst it is useful to consider whom provision is designed for and whether that is appropriate, we also need to recognise that the students it is designed for may still face significant barriers to engaging with it.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21100/jeipc.v3i1.689


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