DaCosta, Cornel Books1997 0-7734-8457-4
This bibliography concentrates exclusively on the emergence of the competence-based and outcomes-based model of education and training since 1985 upon which several national programs are now based. It is a selection of the more significant publications in a growing and increasingly important body of work within education and training.
A challenging analysis of the changing role of higher education over the last three decades in Britain, taking into account the fundamental force underlying the move from an elite to a mass educational system. Themes include the changing relationship between the state and higher education; the Polytechnic legacy; new universities; university funding; marketising mass higher education; modularisation and semesterisation; the threat to academic standards; and the continuing potential of independent study.