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ERIC Number: ED480389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85338-894-7
The Future of Higher Education. LSDA Responds.
Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
The Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA), a national resource for policy and practice development in post-16 education and training, responds to a government White Paper on higher education's (HE's) future. LSDA believes that policy development across further education (FE) and HE sectors should be coordinated and that the government has not articulated a clear vision of FE colleges' role in HE delivery to provide a basis for development of their capacity; welcomes emphasis on establishing clear, distinctive missions for education providers across sectors and recognition that FE colleges will have a key role in delivering expansion in foundation degrees; supports proposals to strengthen foundation degrees by establishing them as the standard two-year HE qualification; recommends consideration of the most effective means of developing FE capacity; supports government commitment to fair access; welcomes review of ACCESS courses to modernize their criteria to make them more flexible and attractive to adult learners; is disappointed that the contribution research can play in FE college development and delivery of HE is not mentioned; welcomes creation of a "teaching quality academy" to support continuous professional development in HE; welcomes the commitment to developing improved ways to describe, measure, and record student achievement; supports knowledge transfer; and agrees government funding will continue as the major HE funding source, but believes additional sources are needed. (Contains 13 endnotes.) (YLB)
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom (Ref. No. 1514). Tel: 020 7297 9000; Fax: 020 7297 9001; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Learning and Skills Council, Coventry (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom