Edition 187 - November 2016

Education Policy Institute- Remaking tertiary education: can we create a system that is fair and fit for purpose?

Wolf A., Dominguez R., Sellen P., “Remaking tertiary education: can we create a system that is fair and fit for purpose?”,  Education Policy Institute 2016, ISBN: 978-1-909274-35-8, Pages: 91

Remaking Tertiary Education, authored by Professor Alison Wolf – with supporting analysis by Education Policy Institute researchers – examines the future of England’s Tertiary Education system. It concludes that English technical education is “in tatters” and that the current system for funding university level qualifications is unsustainable and highly inefficient.

The report argues that our higher education system is increasingly expensive, but is failing to serve the needs of our economy or of students. This is a direct result of the funding arrangements created by recent governments. In this report, she proposes radical and significant reform to funding for post-secondary education qualifications, designed to support better choices for all young people, encourage innovation, and create courses which are better suited to labour market needs and more economically rational for the country.

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