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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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Griffiths, Colin; Lloyd, Mary Golding – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
Widening participation initiatives led by the government encourage non-traditional students to enrol in higher education courses usually offered through a franchising arrangement between a Higher Education Institution (HEI) and a local Further Education Institution (FEI). The focus has been on the development of foundation degrees with most…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Colleges
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Lloyd, Mary Golding; Griffiths, Colin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
Recent government policy has focused on creating a culture of lifetime learning and increasing participation in higher education, thus encouraging higher education institutions to expand the range of courses they offer. Widening access initiatives support this and encourage non-traditional students to enrol on higher education courses. One of the…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Higher Education, Education Courses, Adult Education