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Dual-sector further and higher education: Policies, organisations and students in transition

Bathmaker, Ann Marie; Brooks, Greg; Parry, Gareth; Smith, David

Authors

Ann Marie Bathmaker ann-marie.bathmaker@uwe.ac.uk

Greg Brooks

Gareth Parry

David Smith



Abstract

Colleges and universities that provide both further and higher education are a key component of government policies to expand participation in English undergraduate education. The opportunities for access and progression made available by these organisations are regarded as central. At the same time, the division of further and higher education into sectors has implications for how ‘dual-sector’ education is conceived and developed. Drawing on early evidence from policy interviews and fieldwork studies in four case study institutions, the influence of this division on national policy formation, organisational change and the student experience is discussed. © 2008, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Citation

Bathmaker, A. M., Brooks, G., Parry, G., & Smith, D. (2008). Dual-sector further and higher education: Policies, organisations and students in transition. Research Papers in Education, 23(2), 125-137. https://doi.org/10.1080/02671520802048646

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 1, 2008
Publicly Available Date
Journal Research Papers in Education
Print ISSN 0267-1522
Electronic ISSN 1470-1146
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 2
Pages 125-137
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/02671520802048646
Keywords further education, higher education, participation, policy, organisation, sector, transition
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1011889
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02671520802048646