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Retreat or Resolution?: Tackling the Crisis of Mass Higher Education

Peter Scott


Although higher education in the United Kingdom has expanded opportunities for much of the population, in many ways it remains stubbornly elitist. In order to address this crisis in education, this book examines the development of mass higher education and proposes a ‘radical escape-forward’. The book calls for more robust action to secure fair access at all levels and changes in the governance and management at both system and institutional levels to ensure more democratic accountability. Setting out a clear and radical programme for reform, the book makes an important contribution to current ... More

Keywords: mass higher education, democratic accountability, UK economy, United Kingdom, elitist, education reform, education crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447363293
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447363293.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Scott, author
University College London