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Liberal And General Studies In Further Education: Voices From The ‘Chalk Face’

Simmons, Robin, Waugh, Colin, Hopkins, Mike, Perry, Liz and Stafford, Roy (2014) Liberal And General Studies In Further Education: Voices From The ‘Chalk Face’. Teaching in lifelong learning: a journal to inform and improve practice, 6 (1). pp. 32-42. ISSN 2040-0993

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Abstract

This paper presents initial findings from research investigating an important but largely neglected facet of the history of Further Education (FE) – the Liberal Studies and General Studies (LS/GS) movement. Drawing on historical documents and interview data from a group of former LS/GS lecturers, the paper provides important insights into some of the key events and initiatives between the 1950s-1980s, which led to the rise and eventual fall of the LS/GS movement, and seeks to capture the voices of those who were involved at the ‘chalk face’. Whilst it is acknowledged that the quality and nature of LS/GS was often variable and that the experiences of both teachers and learners were often uneven, the central argument of the paper is that many of the principles of the LS/GS movement were not only ahead of their time, but are perhaps more relevant to FE today than ever before.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 10:10
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 23:16
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/21333

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