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ERIC Number: EJ799660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
"Going the Extra Mile", "Fire-Fighting", or "Laissez-Faire?" Re-Evaluating Personal Tutoring Relationships within Mass Higher Education
Stephen, Dawn E.; O'Connell, Paul; Hall, Mike
Teaching in Higher Education, v13 n4 p449-460 Aug 2008
In highlighting a gulf between inclusive policy intentions inherent in the advent of mass higher education in the UK and the lived experiences of students and staff, this paper aims to stimulate critical debate about the impact of this changed environment upon traditional personal tutoring relationships. In drawing upon qualitative research with a sample of students and personal tutors from one school in a post-92 university, this paper explores their respective experiences, expectations, needs and concerns. Although some students and tutors reported clear satisfaction with their personal tutoring relationships, this paper highlights the detrimental impact of the mass system upon the ability of many staff and students to engender such connectedness. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom