Feather, Denis (2016) Organisational culture of further education colleges delivering higher education business programmes: developing a culture of ‘HEness’ – what next? Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 21 (1-2). pp. 98-115. ISSN 1359-6748
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This paper draws on the views of lecturers working in and delivering college-based higher education (CBHE) in the UK. There have been numerous works on the culture of higher education in further education (HE in FE). However, as noted by some literati, the culture of further education (FE) is not easy to define, and does not readily lend itself to the incorporation of a higher education (HE) culture. This could be due to the large number of changes FE has had to adopt owing to various government policies. The study comprises 26 in-depth individual interviews conducted at various further education colleges throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region of the UK. Via the use of an interpretivist approach, common themes and word use were extracted from the narratives for analysis. The organisational culture of these further education colleges was relatively easy to define, the word ‘blame’ being one of the common themes. However, when identifying if the individual colleges had a HE culture; this proved more difficult.
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education|
|Schools:||The Business School|
|Depositing User:||Cherry Edmunds|
|Date Deposited:||08 Mar 2016 15:33|
|Last Modified:||12 Dec 2016 00:52|
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