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    The Communiversity Network: Access All Areas

    Barter, Derek (2021) The Communiversity Network: Access All Areas. White Paper. Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Dublin, Ireland.

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    The Communiversity Network (CN) is a loose affiliation of community based adult guidance counsellors, adult and community education co-ordinators; lifelong learning officers and local employment staff who work for LEADER Partnership Companies, Local Development Companies and Local Employment Offices across Ireland. All of the members are committed to social inclusion, some working directly in the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP), while others seek to move individuals into education, training or employment of as part of an individualised learning/care plan. The members of the Network engage with those people deemed hard to reach and underserved and so their contributions in the submission below are from the frontline. In some cases the organisations that they work for have sections that provide full wrap around and life span services from early years education to school going years up to adult education and older learners therefore they have a unique perspective on access that goes beyond the mere widening participation in HE that Access is usually associated with. Widening Participation narrowly defined could be construed as one dimensional, in this submission deepening and lengthening the role of access in an individual’s life adds to the conversation. Access in this sense means access to life chances and opportunities that individuals and whole sections of people living in Ireland are denied.

    Item Type: Monograph (White Paper)
    Additional Information: Equity of Access to Higher Education Submission to the National Access Plan 2022-2026
    Keywords: Communiversity; Community Network; Access; Widening Participation; Community Engagement; Part Time Study; Lifelong Learning;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 15456
    Depositing User: Derek Barter
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 10:19
    Publisher: Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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