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Godfrey, Jonathan; Elliott, Geoffrey – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This article examines the impact of academisation on English Sixth Form Colleges through the lens of the Principals and Governors who lead such organisations -- those who have decided to opt for academisation, and those who have not. A comprehensive survey of the Principals or Chairs of 35 Sixth Form Colleges, representing all regions of England,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change, Institutional Autonomy
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Jones, Gill; Fleming, Scott; Laugharne, Janet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In the prevailing economic and political climate for Higher Education a greater emphasis has been placed on diversifying the funding base. The present study was undertaken between 2012 and 2014 and addressed the implementation of an approach to the transformation of one academic school in a medium-sized modern university in Wales to a more engaged…
Descriptors: Universities, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Educational Finance
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Hutaibat, Khaled; Alhatabat, Zaidoon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The aim of this empirical study was to explore the extent and the determinants of management accounting practices' (MAPs) adoption in UK universities. In this vein, the current study serves as a 'stock-take', first reference study for future studies investigating the effects and impact of HE funding changes on accounting systems and practices in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, School Accounting, Universities
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Warshaw, Jarrett B.; Upton, Stevie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
US public research universities face increasing pressures to compete in higher education, but receive fewer resources from their states than in previous eras. Prior research suggests that these institutions adopt market-driven mentalities and practices to generate revenues while eschewing their public missions. We posit that US public research…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Public Colleges, College Administration, Administrative Organization
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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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Prakhov, Ilya; Bocharova, Maria – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This paper analyses the determinants of national student mobility under the unified system of admission in Russia and evaluates the barriers which still limit educational mobility. It is argued that even with the Unified State Examination (USE) and the decreased transaction costs of applying to universities, student interregional national mobility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Influences, Predictor Variables, Student Mobility
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Chevers, Delroy; Archie, Jonathon; Kerr-Gordon, Latoya; Hazel, Kerry – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Most governments in both developed and developing countries are reducing their financial support to universities. This condition is further compounded in Jamaica because the Jamaican government has shifted its focus and support from tertiary to early childhood education. As a result, both students and universities in Jamaica are experiencing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tuition, Information Technology, Educational Finance
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Murray, Neil; Hicks, Margaret – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
As the university student body becomes ever more diverse, the place and nature of English language provision is coming under unprecedented scrutiny and is the object of greater regulation. Today, more than ever before, institutions of higher education are being called to account for the way in which they support this diverse population in respect…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Higher Education
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Turri, Matteo – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
The evolution of Italian universities in terms of growth, economic sustainability and reforms can be interpreted in the light of the élite, mass and universal access categories defined by Martin Trow. The findings from this analysis show that although the number of enrolled students and funding problems propel the Italian university system towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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Stoten, David William – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
The sixth-form college sector is often marginalised in policy and academic discourse, where the much larger school and further education sectors dominate. This paper sets out to describe the sector's key features, assess its position within the wider education system and consider its future in an increasingly competitive education market. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Secondary Schools, Secondary Education, Educational Development
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Brown, Lorraine; Richards, Steven – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
Successive studies of the international student experience have documented a lack of contact between host and visitor despite its value for language and cultural learning as well as satisfaction with the stay. In spite of the rise in international education, there is a lack of literature on the domestic student perspective. This article redresses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Students
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von Alberti-Alhtaybat, Larissa; Al-Htaybat, Khaldoon; Hutaibat, Khaled – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
This article originates from a longitudinal study of management and accounting practices in the English higher education sector. The processes of strategic management and strategic management accounting in several English higher education institutions were investigated, from planning to assessment, and their meaning to members of staff. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Accounting
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Burton, Karen; Lloyd, Mary Golding; Griffiths, Colin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate whether recognised barriers to learning still exist for mature adult learners in a higher education (HE) centre within a further education (FE) college. Eighty-four students who attend the further education college were asked to complete a questionnaire and participate in follow-up semi-structured…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Interviews, Barriers
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Harding, Jamie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
Many governments have adopted a policy of seeking to increase the number of students entering higher education and to finance this expansion by transferring costs from the state to the individual. In the United Kingdom, this policy has been pursued with relatively little concern for the impact that the increasing financial burden may have on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Financial Aid, Costs, Higher Education
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Mitton, Lavinia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
The UK government wishes to increase participation in higher education to 50%, with a key target group being students from 'non-traditional' backgrounds. At the same time, top-up fees have been introduced. Following the fierce parliamentary debates which threatened to derail the passage of the Higher Education Bill 2004, an amendment was…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Scholarships, Financial Support, Finance Reform
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