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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