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Accommodation

This entry discusses the notion of accommodation within higher education in two senses: that of residence and that of offering students from a variety of backgrounds with equitable access to higher education. Although the term accommodations is often used in North America to discuss alterations that allow those with disabilities to learn and demonstrate learning, that topic is not discussed in this entry.

Accommodation as Residence

Accommodation as residence has two distinctive dimensions—living in student accommodation, usually adjacent to campus, or remaining at home and commuting into campus. These modes of living are spatialized with dedicated student accommodation often a UK, North American, or Chinese phenomenon and living at home being the preferred option for students in much of Europe and Asia, as well as South ...

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