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Higher education policy initiatives and their implementation - the case of Lifelong Learning Networks in England

Little, Brenda and Williams, Ruth (2009). Higher education policy initiatives and their implementation - the case of Lifelong Learning Networks in England. Journal of Access Policy and Practice, 6(2) pp. 97–115.

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This article is about Lifelong Learning Networks in England that are groups of higher education institutions and further education colleges covering a city, area or region. These networks have been established through funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and their policy objective is to improve the coherence, clarity and certainty of progression opportunities for vocational learners into and through higher education. In this article we consider the likelihood of LLNs delivering this policy objective. In doing so, we focus our discussion on the clarity of LLN policy and the wider policy landscape, and the compatibility and relevance of LLN policy with the values, interests and core activities of the institutions that make up the networks.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 Unknown
ISSN: 1740-1348
Academic Unit/School: Other Departments > Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI)
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Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 15289
Depositing User: Brenda Little
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2009 09:53
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 14:33
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