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Managing Higher Education in Colleges by Gareth Parry, Penny Blackie, Anne Thompson

Managing Higher Education in Colleges

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Managing Higher Education in Colleges by Gareth Parry, Penny Blackie, Anne Thompson

In recent years, further education colleges have been asked to play an increasingly important role as providers of higher education programmes. Following the recommendation of the Dearing inquiry that colleges be accorded a special mission in sub-degree higher education, they have become key partners in the design and teaching of new-style Foundation degrees. In so doing, they are expected to meet employer demand for higher-level skills and broaden the social base of undergraduate education. Aimed at senior managers and higher education coordinators and tutors, this book is a guide to institutional strategy and good practice in the provision of higher education in further education. It addresses issues of organisation, planning and funding as well as staffing, teaching and quality assurance.

About the Author

Gareth Parry is Professor of Education at Sheffield University, UK, and a key government adviser in FE / Lifelong Learning. Penny Blackie is involved with Foundation Degree Forward. Dr. Anne Thompson is Vice Principal of Waltham Forest College and member of the LSRN (Learning and Skills Research Network).

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Publication date

15th November 2006


Gareth Parry, Penny Blackie, Anne Thompson

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


182 pages


Colleges of further education
Organization & management of education



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