SpringerBriefs in Education

Creating the Future? The 1960s New English Universities

Authors: Filippakou, Ourania, Tapper, Ted

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  • Shows how the UK has functioned as an experimental laboratory of innovations for Europe
  • Offers an original view and an authoritative account of the UK HE system and its development
  • Presents a rich narrative of the development of the new 1960s universities
  • Clarifies the conditions defining the emergence of a national UK HE system and the implementation of market-line mechanisms
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This book examines the developments of the UK Higher Education system, from a time of donnish dominion, progressive decline and the increasing role of the market via the introduction of tuition fees. It offers a protracted empirical analysis of the seven new English universities of the 1960s: the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Lancaster, Sussex, Warwick and York. It explores the creation of these universities and investigates how they each responded to a number of centrally-imposed initiatives for change in UK higher education that have emerged since their foundation. It discusses changes in system governance and how the Higher Education policies it generated have impacted upon a particular segment of the English university model. Divided into three parts, the book first deals with such topics as the control the University Grants’ Committee exercised in its heyday and how they initiated the launch of new universities. It then examines policy initiatives on government cuts on grants, research assessment exercises, quality assurance procedures and student tuition fees. The last part takes a broader approach to change by studying the significance and demise of Mission Groups, a changing system of Higher Education and more general changes regarding the state, the market and governance.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Donnish Dominion Supreme? The University Grants Committee and the Governance of the English Universities

    Filippakou, Ourania (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Founding the New Universities of the 1960s: Interpreting the UGC’s Strategy

    Filippakou, Ourania (et al.)

    Pages 17-29

  • The UGC and Selective Cuts in Public Funding: Moving Towards a More Nuanced Model of the University and Beyond Institutional Autonomy

    Filippakou, Ourania (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • Making the Research Dynamic Dominant in the Idea of the University

    Filippakou, Ourania (et al.)

    Pages 47-60

  • The New Universities and Quality Control: The Long Search for a Policy Consensus

    Filippakou, Ourania (et al.)

    Pages 61-73

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eBook $54.99
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Softcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creating the Future? The 1960s New English Universities
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-06091-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-06091-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06090-9
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 126
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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