Rising to the challenge: The Further Education and skills sector over the next decade
Rising to the challenge: The Further Education and skills sector over the next decade Nigel Keohane
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Acknowledgements4 About the Social Market Foundation
Foreword by Dame Ruth Silver
Part I: Why the Report
Part II: The Competitive Environment for FE
Part III: Decisions for the Future
Appendix: List of Organisations that Participated in the Research
THE FURTHER EDUCATION AND SKILLS SECTOR OVER THE NEXT DECADE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research and publication has been made possible by the generous support of the Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL). In particular, we would like to thank Ayub Khan (Executive Director, FETL), Dame Ruth Silver (President, FETL) and Professor Martin Doel (FETL Professor of Leadership in Further Education and Skills, UCL IOE) for the time, intellectual input and commitment that they have given to the project. The report was informed by four workshop events, and we are very grateful to all the attendees who participated and fed in their ideas. Any errors or omissions are those of the author.
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