P. Ashwin (editor)
London: Routledge, 2006
The book examines the many changes that have taken place in learning and teaching in higher education and offers insights into how they might develop in the future. It focuses on five key areas:
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, vol.10, 2005, p.351-372
The article presents the findings of a case study of foundation degree development by consortia involving employer groups in the private and public sector, six further education colleges and a research-led university. It highlights some of the barriers to effective curriculum change within partnership contexts, such as cultural disparities and the diversity of expectations between the stakeholders. It also considers some of the benefits that accrue, such as the creativity generated by the variety of problem-solving approaches used by different partners.
J. Quinn and others
York: Joseph Rowntree, 2005
The report covers ‘drop-out’ amongst young working class people from four post-1992 universities in disadvantaged areas. It analyses what students, lecturers, student support staff, employers and community representatives think are the causes and impacts of ‘drop-out’.