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Neave, Guy – Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education, 2005
The British White Paper "Education and Skills: the Future of Higher Education" (2003) proposes overhauling the way the UK funds its higher education systems. (From a formal and legal point of view, following the creation of separate Parliaments for Wales and Scotland in 1996 with responsibility amongst other areas for higher education,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Johnstone, D. Bruce – Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education, 2005
This is one American's account of the British "fear and loathing" of tuition fees. It comes from the perspective of one who has been examining international comparative higher education finance for some twenty years. In this article, the author discusses the recent policies and debates in the UK about higher education finance and…
Descriptors: Tuition, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Fees
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Trow, Martin – Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education, 2005
This is a summary of a paper prepared for a conference on the White Paper of 2003, sponsored by The Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley, and OxCHEPS, New College, Oxford, in Oxford, 28-30 September 2004. It offers reflection on the history of the relationship between British higher education and various British governments since…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Grubb, W. Norton – Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education, 2005
In the expansion and increasingly vocational orientation of English education, Further Education (FE) colleges have played special roles (as have community colleges in the US). FE colleges are conventionally described as the Cinderella of British education--the overlooked beauty who comes to widespread attention because of her courtship by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Technical Institutes, Continuing Education
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Ward, David; Douglass, John Aubrey – Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education, 2005
On both sides of the Atlantic, public higher education faces similar challenges in how to maintain and expand access to high quality tertiary education at an affordable cost to students and their families. These challenges undermine assumptions about the cost of higher education that were based upon conditions prevalent during the generation…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, War
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Cowburn, Sarah – Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education, 2005
Until recently, higher education institutions (HEIs) had been relatively free to pursue their own individual strategies, on the assumption that their combined effect would add up to a national strategy for higher education. As long as demand outstripped supply, market failures were not an issue. With supply and demand more in balance, the number…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Strategic Planning, Participative Decision Making, Foreign Countries
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Johnston, Ron – Perspectives: policy and practice in higher education, 2005
Ever since the first UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) was held in the mid-1980s panels of academics have had to make subjective judgements about the quality of work submitted by institutions. In preparation for the 2008 RAE, the four Funding Councils (Higher Education Funding Council for England, Scottish Higher Education Funding Council,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Value Judgment, Higher 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