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ERIC Number: EJ898930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
How Do We Get More Effective Policies for Higher Education? Reflections of a Policymaker
Brown, Roger
Higher Education Review, v41 n1 p3-20 Aut 2008
In this article the author, until recently Vice-Chancellor of Southampton Solent University, draws on his long experience of higher education policymaking to suggest how policies for higher education can be improved. His recommendations cover the structure of policymaking, with a reduced role for the Funding Councils and a more effective role for the representative bodies; the style of policymaking, where he calls for a more pragmatic, less ideological approach on the part of government; and the role of the sector, which is insufficiently curious and professional about its core business. Until this last can be corrected, there will never be any chance of getting more appropriate national policies for UK higher education.
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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; United Kingdom (Southampton)