Universities need clear definition of ‘white working class boys’.

‘Universities will struggle to make significant progress on increasing the number of white working-class boys in higher education until that group is better defined, a conference heard.

Studies have found that young white British men from poorer backgrounds are less likely to enrol in higher education than any other group, and addressing this has been identified as a priority for universities by the government. But Sam Baars, director of research at education thinktank LKMco, told the annual conference of The Brilliant Club that institutions’ efforts were being “hugely held back” by the lack of an agreed definition about what it meant to be white and working class.’ – Times Higher Education

 

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