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Barkas, Linda A.; Scott, Jonathan M.; Poppitt, Nicola J.; Smith, Paul J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), originally proposed in the UK government's Higher Education White Paper, now the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, is a national mechanism to assess teaching quality in universities. This article provides a critical account of the TEF, underpinned by an overview of the policy context and marketisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Graham, Andrew T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
Higher education in the UK is under increasing pressure to manage the workload of its academic staff in a way that maximises the outputs from teaching and research. The emergence of this trend can be traced back to 1989 and the government legislation that introduced neo-liberal managerialism into the sector mirroring the laissez-faire approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Faculty Workload, Neoliberalism
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Thompson, Carol; Wolstencroft, Peter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This article examines the important but under-researched role of the curriculum manager within further education. It reviews managers' perceptions of the role through the lens of the professional-managerial paradigm, with a particular emphasis on the conflict in values experienced by managers trying to implement processes driven by the financial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Curriculum Development, Administrators
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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