Representing 30 years of higher education change: UK universities and the Times Higher

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Author: Gewirtz, Sharon; Cribb, Alan


This paper argues that the Times Higher provides a powerful tool for understanding the changing character of UK higher education (HE) and can usefully be seen as representative, and in some ways constitutive, of that changing character. Drawing on an analysis of a sample of stories from the Times Higher, it documents the changing policy climate of UK HE from 1979 to 2010. It offers a broadly chronological account of themes that have emerged as prominent at different times during this period, pointing, inter alia, to fears about threats to the humanities, the rise of various forms of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Policy; Governance; Outcomes; Providers of education and training

Keywords: History; Educational policy; Education and training reform; Education and training system; Trend; Political aspects; Policy formation; University

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2013

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Journal volume: 45

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2013

Pages: pp. 58-83

ISSN: 0022-0620 (print), 1478-7431 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 111.320

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