publication . Article . 2008

'If you happen to be the right age, have the right colour, no're sorted':Social Audit and Equality Policies for staff in Scottish Further Education Colleges

Weedon, Elisabet; Riddell, Sheila; Ahlgren, Linda; Litjens, Judith;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2008
  • Country: United Kingdom
This paper focuses on the implications of adopting social audit approaches in <br/>order to implement equality policies in Scottish FE colleges, exploring the tension <br/>between surface compliance and deep institutional engagement. It provides a brief <br/>overview of the Scottish further education context, before turning to a consideration <br/>of social audit and equalities within the sector. The data reported comes from <br/>a research study funded by the Scottish Further Education Unit which examined <br/>college policies and practices in relation to equalities. The study involved analysis <br/>of statistical data, a questionnaire survey of all Scottish co...
free text keywords: Equal opportunities, Further education colleges, social audit
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