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Barkas, Linda Anne – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
After the 1992 Further and Higher Education Reform Act enabled polytechnics and the qualifying franchised colleges to be renamed universities or higher education institutions, the dominance of the rhetoric of skill development aggravated long-standing schisms between further and higher education about whether or not degree-level courses should be…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Adult Education
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Simmons, Robin; Thompson, Ron – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
Initial teacher training for post-compulsory education in England is currently undergoing profound change in terms of central direction of curricula and the provision of financial support for trainees. Within a discourse of the "professionalisation" of teaching in the sector, unprecedented control of the detailed structure and content of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Financial Support, Curriculum Development, Student Recruitment