Area-based reviews and their aftermath: moving to a post-incorporation model for further education in England?

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This article draws on research into the further education (FE) Area-Based Review (ABR) process in London, England over the period 2016-2018 to suggest that the significance of ABRs can be judged as to the extent they reinforce or challenge the historical marketised model of FE. The implications of ABR are viewed historically through the conceptual lens of two governance continua - market/public (economic) and centralised/devolved (political). The research, involving repeated interviews with a range of FE social partners over a three-year period, developed the concept of two inter-related...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Vocational education and training; Governance

Keywords: Further education; College; Decentralisation; Training market; Political aspects; Trend; Administration; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2020

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Journal volume: 72

Journal number: 3

Journal date: September 2020

Pages: pp. 350-374

ISSN: 1363-6820, 1747-5090 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 142.566

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