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Title: A sociological study of the teaching of Liberal/General Studies in further education
Author: Pullen, P. C.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1983
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The central purpone of this study in to analyse the organisation and teaching of Liberal/General Studies in the further education college with the help of data collected in a number of such collages. The thesis offers an analysis of the development of non-vocational education within a broadly vocational educational setting and sets out to analyse the organizational framework within which that educational provision is made. The Liberal/General Studies teaching role ins identified as a marginal role and an attempt is made to delineate its various elements and characteristic features. Interview data collected from Liberal/General Studies staff is used to examine the way in which such a role is enacted and this is systematically related to variations in the organizational context of Liberal/General Studies provision. In addition, interviews carried out with members of various categories with relationships with the Liberal/General Studies lecturer constitute his/her role set, are analysed to examine aspects of organizational control and to gauge reaction to the provision of such studies. It explores some of the ways in which the relationship between role orientation and performance is articulated within organizational frameworks subject to varying degrees of control. In a final chapter the nature of Liberal/General Studies is reviewed and consideration is given to the effects of variations in the marginal position of such studies within the further education curriculum.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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