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Culture of HE in FE - exclave or enclave?

Feather, Denis (2011) Culture of HE in FE - exclave or enclave? Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 16 (1). pp. 15-30. ISSN 1359-6748

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This paper explores the concept of culture within Further Education Colleges (FECs) from the perceptions of 26 lecturers delivering Business Higher Education Programmes (BHEPs). It offers a brief overview of the history of both Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) in England, and how they have evolved. This then will provide an understanding of the perceived/real differences between FE and HE culture, and whether these two cultures can merge together, or will become 'hybrids,' as suggested by Parry and Thompson. The study will in fact show that the culture of HE in FE (in England) is similar to that of an 'Exclave,' but is developing within this, a culture which might be viewed as an 'Enclave.'

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Additional Information: This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2011 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; Research in Post-Compulsory Education is available online at:
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Schools: Huddersfield Business School
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2011 17:06
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 21:35


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