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Title: Change in further education : a case study with particular reference to education for a multicultural society.
Author: Franklin, William Leslie.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3482 9771
Awarding Body: City of Birmingham Polytechnic
Current Institution: Birmingham City University
Date of Award: 1991
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Further Education (F.E) has undergone some dramatic changes in the last decade. Many colleges began by swinging away from a narrow correspondence with the needs of industry, took on the mantle of the 'new F.E', and now find themselves obsessed with Total Quality Management (T.Q.M). Changes have taken place both in organisational structures within colleges and in their relationships with local authorities, employers and the community in general. An important concern of the thesis is to understand the effect that all of this has had on Education for a Multicultural Society (E.M.S) and how the developments have affected equal opportunity outcomes. The research then is a case study of organisational change, conducted via an in depth study of a Birmingham F.E college, the researcher's own place of work. It uses a variety of research methodologies including participant observation and action research. As a contribution to knowledge the research attempts to analyse a college applying innovatory organisational arrangements as a response to changed demand. For this reason it is seen as a step on the way to developing a more complete understanding of the impact of current and future college involvement in T.Q.M with particular reference to E.M.S.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Education & training Education Sociology Human services