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Welfare Reform on the Web (October 2005): Education - UK - Higher

The impact of commercially promoted vocational degrees on the student experience

M. Molesworth and R. Scullion

Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, vol. 27, 2005, p.209 - 225

Responsible promotion of vocational degrees should include consideration of its effects on students as they resolve tensions between choices available to them. This paper draws from exploratory focus groups with students, looks at the tensions, and at whether their resolution may lead to failure to engage in scholarly learning e.g. avoiding theoretical training in favour of practical aspects.

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