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ERIC Number: ED477366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Accountability in Further Education: The Impact of UK Government Policy.
Lumby, Jacky
In 1993 the government of the United Kingdom introduced a raft of measures designed to improve practice in postcompulsory, nonadvanced education. A survey of postcompulsory institutions suggests that the same policies have led to different outcomes in the two main types of institution: general further education colleges and sixth form colleges. Questionnaires were completed by representatives of 61 sixth form colleges, 489 secondary schools, and 60 general further education colleges in 2 regions of England. The difference in impact relates to a range of factors, including the socioeconomic background of students, the size of institution, and the degree of market security. The criticism that policy changes, and specifically a strengthened accountability culture, have distracted college leaders at all levels from improving learning is suggested to be an over simplistic analysis of the interplay of factors. (Contains 2 figures and 22 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom