After more than a century of being undervalued, further education has been thrust into the limelight. How have the colleges fared? How have they been shaped by the new arrangements for funding, governance, inspection and the new qualifications framework? What do those running the colleges and working in them make of the changes? What are their prospects for the new millennium?
Further Education Reformed is the definitive account of where further education has got to and where it might be heading. Containing specifically commissioned papers by some of the most respected academics currently working in the field of further education, this book draws the situation as it is now and looks forward to the developments of the coming years. It will be vital reading for anyone concerned with further education in particular, and education in general, whether as a policy-maker, governor, manager, teacher, employer or student.
Table of Contents
1. The Making of a New Sector 2. The Emergence of the Colleges 3. The Present Picture 4. Recurrent Funding 5. The Qualifications Framework 6. Curriculum and Learning 7. Staff Relations 8. Governance and Management 9. The Changing Campus 10. Partnerships with the Community 11. Widening Participation 12. The Web of Interaction with Employers 13. Franchising 14. Accountability and Audit 15. Research 16. Colleges in the New Millennium
Pamela Robinson, Alan Smithers