Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Can Governments Improve Higher Education Through ‘Informing Choice’?

an article by Peter Davies (University of Birmingham) published in British Journal of Educational Studies Volume 60 Issue 3 (2012)


Over the past decade higher education policy in England has gradually switched from a stance of ‘government as purchaser’ to ‘government as informer’.

During 2012 this policy stance has been intensified through new requirements for the advice provided by schools and the introduction of ‘Key Information Sets’ which are intended to ‘drive up quality’ through informed choice.

This paper documents this policy shift and subjects it to critical scrutiny.

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