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Legusov, Oleg; Raby, Rosalind Latiner; Mou, Leping; Gómez-Gajardo, Francisca; Zhou, Yanan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Even though the importance of technical and vocational education is acknowledged in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015, the university sector has dominated the discourse on the role of postsecondary educational institutions in sustainability. This comparative study widens the scope by highlighting…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Vocational Schools, Vocational Education, Sustainability
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Vardy, Amanda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
The foundation degree was introduced by David Blunkett in England in the year 2000 to widen participation and raise the skill level of the labour market. Foundation degrees have had some successes in widening participation as they are usually vocation based and appeal to the non-typical student. However, the outlook for the foundation degree is…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Salary Wage Differentials, College Graduates, Employment Potential
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Zientek, Linda Reichwein; Fong, Carlton J.; Phelps, Julie M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The need to improve student success in community colleges has resulted in a growing interest in developmental mathematics. Yet there remains a need to understand the motivations and beliefs of developmental mathematics students in order to cultivate their success. Self-efficacy has been identified to be a predictor of student success. Little is…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Remedial Mathematics
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McMurray, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of funding cuts to the Further Education colleges in Scotland. The reduction in the number of students in the colleges has been hugely politically controversial. The research utilised the Infact database on the Scottish Funding Council's website and also a literature review. The research found there had been a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Retrenchment, Educational Finance, Adult Education
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Collier, Daniel A.; Mishra, Shubhanshu; Houston, Derek A.; Hensley, Brandon O.; Hartlep, Nicholas D. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
In January 2015, President Obama captured headlines in the US by announcing America's College Promise (ACP), a policy that would reverse four decades of privatisation in higher education by making community colleges 'tuition-free'. This research explores the conversation that unfolded across the Facebook pages of various media sources. Key phrases…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Public Support, Paying for College, Tuition
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Morgan, Julia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This article focuses on an exploratory study, undertaken in 2009-2012, which explored student transitions from a foundation degree (level 5) into the third year of a BA honours degree (level 6). Direct entry students and staff from an early years programme at a post-1992 British university and second-year foundation degree students and staff from…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Student Experience, Honors Curriculum, Questionnaires
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Ooms, A.; Burke, L. M.; Marks-Maran, D. J.; Webb, M.; Cooper, D. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
In 2008 there were 87,339 people enrolled on foundation degrees (FDs) in the UK (Foundation Degree Forward, 2009), and educational institutions in the UK offered 1700 different foundation degrees in over 25 subjects, with nearly 900 more in development (Action on Access, 2010). In addition, student views are seen to be of importance, as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Focus Groups, Two Year College Students
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Winter, Jennie; Dismore, Harriet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
Progression from a foundation degree to an honours degree has become an increasingly popular pathway through higher education. The route creates dual institution scenarios in which students can progress from a further education institution to a higher education institution. This paper reports on research into the academic and social integration of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Integration, Adult Education, Articulation (Education)
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Craig, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This article explores the recent development of new spheres of public engagement within UK higher education through an analysis of the foundation degree qualification. These, according to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), were designed to equip students with the combination of technical skills, academic knowledge, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Vocational Education, Two Year Colleges