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Further Education in England: the New Localism, Systems Theory and Governance

Avis, James (2009) Further Education in England: the New Localism, Systems Theory and Governance. In: 8th Conference of the Discourse, Power, Resistance Series: DPR8: Power and the Academy, 6th - 8th April 2009, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The paper explores the changing forms of governance currently being applied to the English further education sector, changes that emphasise the importance of locality. The paper sets the sector within its socio-economic and policy context, examining current policy changes that intend to alter the way in which the sector is managed. It relates these changes to their contextual location and to a set of conceptual notions that derive from a particular understanding of systems theory and what has been described as the new localism. It concludes that whilst these changing forms governance are in continuity with earlier policies that had a regional dimension they remain set on the terrain of performativity and new public sector management. Nevertheless, there remains a residual potential to develop more democratic forms of engagement in these changes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > L Education (General)
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Policy Research Group
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Teaching, Public Pedagogies and Professionalism Research Group
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Social Cohesion Research Group
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2009 14:33
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 10:30
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/5325

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