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Appraising and Reconfiguring HE in FE Through Research and Critical Perspectives

Hadi-hanifi, Karima and Elliott, Geoffrey (2016) Appraising and Reconfiguring HE in FE Through Research and Critical Perspectives. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 22 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1359-6748 ESSN: 1747-5112

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Abstract

Educational research is famously ‘systematic enquiry made public’ (Stenhouse 1975: 142), but we now know it is also a public and political exercise in which groups come to share their values and beliefs in trying to understand what is happening and what actions can be taken (Shipman, 1997). We are going through a war on epistemology, as well as on ideology (Apple 2015) and in that sense, the group of scholars populating this special issue with research articles are exploring and challenging the ways in which HE in FE could be better viewed, defined and imagined in the present and in the future. In this introduction we maintain that HE in FE is a contested zone, however for clarity we need to explain that the focus of this special issue is higher education partly or wholly taught away from universities in further education colleges and their equivalent outside of England.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Research in Post-Compulsory Education on 3rd of March 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13596748.2015.1125673

Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher Education, educational research, public and political exercise, Further Education, critical perspectives, research
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
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Depositing User: Geoffrey Elliott
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 12:52
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017 10:12
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5153

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