ERIC Number: EJ851176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
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Policies towards Work-Focused Higher Education--Are They Meeting Employers' Needs?
Tertiary Education and Management, v11 n2 p131-146 Jun 2005
Since the mid-1980s, the UK government polices for higher education have reflected a belief in the contribution of higher education to economic prosperity and have generally encouraged the development of work-related curricula in higher education. In 2000, the government supported the introduction of a new kind of higher education programme (the foundation degree) specifically aimed at improving the delivery of technical and professional skills to meet industry and business needs. Foundation degrees were to be work-related intermediate awards which also provided opportunities for progression to honours degrees. In this paper, I look at employers' perceptions of intermediate, work-focused higher education in general, and consider the issues raised for the government's new policy in relation to foundation degrees.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom