Do Widening Participation Policies Work at all?An Essay

Do Widening Participation Policies Work at all?

An Essay by Anna Gevorgyan

This essay reviews the main debates around widening participation in higher education globally and in relation to the Armenian context. It discussed the widening participation initiatives in Armenian higher education with reference to national education strategy for 2015-2025 and argue that the initiatives proposed under the strategy are driven by economic motivations at the expense of the social ones.