Higher education strategy – some further thoughts

“As we proceed in Ireland with the strategic review of higher education announced by the government, it may be instructive to look back at a seminal report that was published in the United Kingdom just over ten years ago. The report in question, Higher Education in the Learning Society, was commissioned by the British Government under John Major in 1996 with Labour Party support, and the report was published in 1997 after Tony Blair’s Labour government took office. It was produced by the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education, chaired by Sir Ron Dearing; it became popularly known as the Dearing Report. Right at the beginning of the report, the Dearing Committee set out what it regarded as the key elements of a vision for higher education …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 13 February]

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