Tuition fees and funding – barriers for non-traditional students? First results from the international research project Opening Universities for Lifelong Learning (OPULL)

Sonja Moissidis, Jochen Schwarz, Carsten Yndigegn, Laura Pellikka, Morag Harvey

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    Project OPULL – Opening Universities for Lifelong Learning – is undertaking research into ways of opening up higher education to vocationally qualified and experienced target groups in four European countries. Open university models in Germany, Denmark, Finland and the United Kingdom are being investigated in three research phases between 2009 and 2012 with the aim of identifying critical success factors for building open universities for Europe. This paper presents the first phase, in which educational systems in the participant countries have been mapped and interviews with lifelong learning experts undertaken. The current situation and perspectives in each country together with critical issues on how fees and funding influence higher education access for non-traditional students in these countries are discussed and explored through the interview evidence. The initial findings of the first phase of the project indicate that while the long-term effect of an increase in tuition fees for non-traditional students is not yet known, current evidence suggests that other factors such as the recognition of vocational and experiential learning will most likely have an impact on widening participation in higher education.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftWidening Participation and Lifelong Learning
    Vol/bind13
    Udgave nummer1
    Sider (fra-til)71
    Antal sider87
    ISSN1466-6529
    StatusUdgivet - apr. 2011

    Fingeraftryk

    tuition fee
    lifelong learning
    research project
    funding
    education
    university
    student
    target group
    interview
    Denmark
    fee
    educational system
    Finland
    evidence
    expert
    participation
    learning

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