Degrees of quality: how to deliver the courses we need at prices we can afford

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Wyness, Gill
Publisher
CentreForum
Date of publication
1 August 2011
Subject(s)
Education and Skills
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This report calls for an end to the current loop of self-monitoring where universities teach and award their own degrees and urges research intensive universities to design standardised curricula that can be taught in the majority of institutions. It warns that government plans to introduce a market in higher education may have undesirable consequences, with more providers making quality and value less easy to determine. It is suggested that moving to common standards and independent marking will be an effective quality control measure, similar to A-levels.

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