publication . Conference object . 2012

Whose University is it anyway? The complex world(s) of lifelong (higher) learning, government policy and institutional habitus

Marr, Liz; Harvey, Morag;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
Abstract
At a time of worldwide economic recession, policy decisions at governmental and institutional level have to balance the basic human rights of access to education with the skills needs for economic competitiveness. This is playing out across Europe in a myriad of ways, as social problems exacerbated by lack of opportunity, add to the complexity of funding decisions.\ud As part of the OPULL (Opening up Universities to Lifelong Learning) project, four European universities have been conducting research on attitudes to and beliefs about the place of Recognising Prior Learning (RPL) in higher education. Interviews conducted with stakeholders in the UK suggest that wh...
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