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ERIC Number: EJ834599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
Collaborative Partnership in the Higher Education Curriculum: A Cross-Sector Study of Foundation Degree Development
Foskett, Rosalind
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v10 n3 p351-372 Oct 2005
The emergence of Foundation Degree programmes in response to employer workforce development needs provides a rich environment for the study of undergraduate curriculum innovation in the context of cross-sector partnerships in post-compulsory education. This article presents the findings of a case study of foundation degree development by consortia involving employer groups in the private and public sectors, six further education colleges and a research-led University. All three sectors shared a common goal of widening participation and the development of skills, yet contrasts in the range of other aims that each sought generated significant challenges to the curriculum development team. This qualitative study draws on evidence from documentary analysis, participant observation and semi-structured interviews of the major stakeholders over a period of 2 years. It highlights the barriers to effective curriculum change within partnership contexts and the benefits that can accrue. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom