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ERIC Number: EJ1160072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1474-8479
Further Education Colleges and Leadership: Checking the Ethical Pulse
Dennis, Carol Azumah
London Review of Education, v14 n1 p116-130 Apr 2016
In this paper, I check the ethical pulse of further education (FE) at the moment of its coming of age. Using a philosophical lens, I select and review post-2010 literature, to argue that FE colleges persist in a diminished form within a learning economy. In response to the managerial onslaught, the sector has adopted an ethics of survival, a necessary response to austerity and deregulation. Twenty-one years after incorporation, ethical fading has purged ethical desire from educational discourse, while the endless banality of college life has corroded the language with which it might be possible to speak about educational purpose, value, utopia, democracy, equity, and vision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (Great Britain)
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