ERIC Number: ED359899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-6
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Sectoral Differentiation in British Higher Education: Problematics of Mission in a Post-Binary System.
Campbell, Malcolm B.
This paper addresses issues generated by the British government's decision to abolish the binary division between university institutions of higher education and other postsecondary institutions. Sectoralization of British higher education in a post-binary system has created some problematics, two of which appear especially noteworthy: (1) student accessibility to higher education provision; and (2) the vocationalization of that provision. This essay presents the argument that the coordination of contemporary revised higher education missions in Britain, given concerns relative to student accessibility and vocationalization of higher education programs, requires minimally public modes of sectoral regulation, energized by other than market-responsive and privatized policies of institutional development. Prior to these arguments there is a discussion of student accessibility to British higher education within the context of the government - authored "binary principle" of higher education provision. An appendix contains a list of renamed binary polytechnics. (Contains 26 references.) (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)