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Students’ Experiences in Higher Education

Abstract : Students’ experiences in higher education (HE) have been largely transformed by the massification process, which sustained the diversification of the student body characteristics, and, as a result, the reasons to study and the meaning allocated to studying in HE. The concept of students’ social experience aims less at describing precisely individuals’ lived experience of higher education than to grasp its plurality through the production of a classification or typology. Indeed, over the last half century, higher education systems’ massification process has profoundly changed the student experience. Although massification is not always equitable and democratic, it has led to diversifying and segmenting the students’ world. At the same time, the offer of HE transformed with the multiplication of both higher education institutions (HEIs) and the courses proposed. As a result, the student “demand” and the higher education...
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François Dubet. Students’ Experiences in Higher Education. Shin Jung Cheol; Teixeira Pedro (eds.). Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Springer Netherlands, pp.1-9, 2017, ⟨10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_343-1⟩. ⟨halshs-02486040⟩

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