2011 Annual Conference

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The EAN 20th Anniversary Conference

VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

20th - 22nd June 2011



Student Diversity in Higher Education: Conflicting Realities

(Tensions affecting policy and action to widen access and participation)


Conference Book and Presentations are now available:


Download the Amsterdam 2011 Conference Book 




Widening Access: Instruments and Values - Sjur Bergan,Council of Europe


Diversity is the New Mainstream - Maurice Crul, University of Amsterdam


The Race for Untapped Talent: the Prospects of Diversity - Dirk van Damme, OECD


A Global Edifice for Education - Michael Nettles, ETS






Student Diversity and Cultural Assimilation


From a Localised Ballymun Initiative to a National Programme


When Formal Equality meets Unequal Reality


Tensions in HE: WP, Student Diversity and the Challenge of Academic Language/Literacy


Vocational and Academic Education: Friends, Foes or Strangers?


Inclusion of Student Diversity in South Africa: a Hobson's Choice


The Flowers of Global Citizenship Amidst the Thorns of Restrictive Regulations


Academic Accessibility: the Challenges of Diversity and Excellence




Conference Documents



Conference Theme and Objectives


Conference Programme


Speaker Biography


Paper Synopses