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dc.contributor.authorWatson, Cateen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHusband, Garyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Helenen_UK
dc.description.abstractFurther education policy across the UK has diverged significantly over the last decade. While in both countries colleges have been subject to a programme of restructuring and rationalisation, Scotland now has a largely ‘nationalised’ sector while England has adopted a more market-led approach which has been characterised in some quarters as a ‘free for all’. However, there are some signs that England is starting to turn away from this stance and it is therefore instructive to examine the influence of policy on the Scottish sector, particularly as England embarks on a programme of devolution to the regions. This paper draws on policy documents and interviews with key policy actors to examine the ‘Scottish Approach’ to policy and the effects of this on the performance of the sector. While this has undoubtedly resulted in a more coherent system it is argued that colleges have paid a price for this, foregoing much of their previous autonomy. Moreover, it is not clear that the approach has addressed the ‘skills gap’ as currently perceived. It is concluded that much can be learned by greater engagement across the border, informed by clearer understanding of how policy contexts impact on the leadership and governance of colleges.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_UK
dc.relationWatson C, Husband G & Young H (2020) Further education in the UK: lessons from the governance of colleges in Scotland. Journal of Education and Work.
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dc.subjectfurther and higher educationen_UK
dc.subjectincorporation of collegesen_UK
dc.subjectoutcome agreementsen_UK
dc.subjectfurther education policyen_UK
dc.subjectsociology of worthen_UK
dc.titleFurther education in the UK: lessons from the governance of colleges in Scotlanden_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Education and Worken_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderESRC Economic and Social Research Councilen_UK
dc.description.notesOutput Status: Forthcoming/Available Onlineen_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectProcesses and practices of governing in further education colleges in the UK:How do governing boards realise the strategic aims of the organisation?en_UK
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