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ERIC Number: ED307450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
An Inquiry into Adult Education at Six British Universities.
Cuellar, Sylvia
This study (which involved visits to six British universities, reading of university publications, and interviews with university officials) reveals the following three trends concerning how these institutions serve adult learners: (1) a trend toward offering liberal education courses to the general public for personal development; (2) a shift toward the U.S. model of graduate studies that usually require both research and course work rather than the more typical British model that requires only research; and (3) the Thatcher government's shift in financial support away from higher education and toward vocational education, which reverses the emphasis on an educated general public begun in the mid-19th century. The six universities studied were the University of Sussex, University of Leeds, University of Nottingham, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and the Open University. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)