Exploring the Role of Distance Education in Fostering Equitable University Access for First Generation Students: A phenomenological survey

March 30, 2008

Using a qualitative study of distance education (DE) learners whose parents have not accessed post-secondary education (PSE), this paper proposes themes for further research in the study of first-generation students (FGS). This survey asked a number of open-ended questions about parental influences on university enrollment, and respondents’ reasons for choosing university in general and DE in particular.

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