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Garland, Martine – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2020
The vagaries of market forces are presenting a financially challenging environment for the higher education sector in England. Intense competition is leaving those overly dependent on tuition fee income in an exposed position. Despite a strong narrative for the need to diversify funding in the available higher education literature, empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Finance, Financial Problems
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Eastwood, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2008
This article presents the first part of Professor David Eastwood's paper given as the AUA Annual Guest Lecture on October 24, 2007. He begins the article with some reflections on the distinctiveness and the self-referential self-confidence of higher education (HE) because he wants to torsion his later remarks against what he takes to be its…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy, Role of Education
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Bakker, Mervin – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2007
For the Netherlands and England, higher education (HE) is of particular importance. Their knowledge-intensive economies would not remain competitive without highly qualified human resources and innovative research. Despite the importance of higher education in public and political debate, both England and the Netherlands spend a lower percentage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support
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Brown, Roger – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2007
Future historians may well find as much continuity as change in government policies towards higher education between the mid-1980s and the mid-2000s. One exception, however, is likely to be widening participation (WP), which only appeared on the policy agenda after 1997. Moreover, this commitment has been sustained. In this brief survey, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Historians, Educational Policy, Role of Education
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Tolmie, Fiona – Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education, 2005
This paper examines the approach of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to institutional strategy and planning, set out in 2000 in "Strategic Planning in Higher Education: A Guide for Heads of Institutions, Senior Managers and Members of Governing Bodies" ("the Guide"). It considers the general lack of…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Educational Planning, Decision Making