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Why is Research Still Invisible in Further Education?

Solvason, Carla ORCID: and Elliott, Geoffrey ORCID: (2013) Why is Research Still Invisible in Further Education? Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 6 (Nov). pp. 1-17. ISSN 1759-667X

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This article takes as its starting point earlier research reported by Geoffrey Elliott in 1996. That study found that research was consistantly marginalised in the FE sector, and identified a number of structural factors that contributed to this ‘invisibility’. This new study draws upon a small sample of lecturers who belong to a Further and Higher Education Early Years Partnership. Through the participants’ voices and perspectives, the authors identify continuing dissonance and issues of research marginalisation. The discussion also highlights contemporary educational discourse, with its predominant focus upon measurable value at the expense of values, as a key factor in sustaining a culture that is antithetic to thoughtful reflection and research. The authors identify the development of a ‘collaborative centralised’ research community as critical to an alternative possibility for research in further education.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: research, Further Education, lecturer, tutor, culture
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 13:50
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2023 18:33

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