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ERIC Number: EJ770803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
From Franchise Network to Consortium: The Evolution and Operation of a New Kind of Further and Higher Education Partnership
Bridge, Freda; Fisher, Roy; Webb, Keith
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v55 n3 p301-318 Sep 2003
The Consortium for Post-Compulsory Education and Training (CPCET) is a single subject consortium of further education and higher education providers of professional development relating to in-service teacher training for the whole of the post-compulsory sector. Involving more than 30 partners spread across the North of England, CPCET evolved from a long established franchise network centred on the University of Huddersfield. This article, as a matter of contextualisation, briefly outlines the background of higher education to further education franchising before providing an account of the development of this distinctive partnership. Furthermore, at a time when cross-sector collaboration has become a policy priority, it considers some implications of this experience for the postcompulsory sector as a whole. The main operational procedures of CPCET are described and some current issues are discussed. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)