English Higher Education: fees are only the half of it!

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 57 Number 1 (2015)

English Higher Education: fees are only the half of it!
PATRICK AINLEY, pages 59-66
https://doi.org/10.15730/forum.2015.57.1.59

Abstract

Tertiary-level educational provision is being increasingly fragmented by government policies, with malign consequences for students and institutions. As currently constituted, higher education works to entrench inequalities and devalue qualifications, while bipartisanship around the future of further education risks reprising past failures. What is needed is to replace market-driven expansion and competition with regional cooperation in order to reintegrate the system and rediscover the purpose of education at tertiary level. An expectation of, and an entitlement to, local/regional adult further and higher continuing education should be integral to school leaving. The system should be founded on a common general but not academic schooling up to age 18, linked to the assumption of democratic citizenship.

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PATRICK AINLEY (2015) English Higher Education: fees are only the half of it!, FORUM, 57(1), 59-66. https://doi.org/10.15730/forum.2015.57.1.59

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