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Article: The ‘Thatcherite’ generation and university degree results

TitleThe ‘Thatcherite’ generation and university degree results
Authors
Issue Date1992
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0309877X.asp
Citation
Journal of Further and Higher Education, 1992, v. 16 n. 2, p. 60-70 How to Cite?
AbstractRecent years have witnessed a substantial rise in the number of ‘good’ first degrees awarded in Higher Education and much discussion has focussed on whether this trend represents a decline in ‘standards’. A study of University degree award patterns between 1979 and 1989 indicated gender, subject and size and age of University as factors of some limited importance. A questionnaire distributed to 18 Universities in England and Wales resulted in over 70 individual responses with the identification of improved quality of entrants, improved teaching quality and increased use of continuous assessment as perceived factors. Evidence supports the notion of improved quality of entrant on the basis of improving A Level grades coupled with a relatively small increase in University undergraduate numbers during the 1980s. There is also strong anecdotal support among members of the University community that students worked harder during the 1980s influenced by the ‘Thatcherite’ competitive culture and fears about future job prospects.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/169919
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dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, BJen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-26T00:48:38Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-26T00:48:38Z-
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Further and Higher Education, 1992, v. 16 n. 2, p. 60-70en_US
dc.identifier.issn0309-877Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/169919-
dc.description.abstractRecent years have witnessed a substantial rise in the number of ‘good’ first degrees awarded in Higher Education and much discussion has focussed on whether this trend represents a decline in ‘standards’. A study of University degree award patterns between 1979 and 1989 indicated gender, subject and size and age of University as factors of some limited importance. A questionnaire distributed to 18 Universities in England and Wales resulted in over 70 individual responses with the identification of improved quality of entrants, improved teaching quality and increased use of continuous assessment as perceived factors. Evidence supports the notion of improved quality of entrant on the basis of improving A Level grades coupled with a relatively small increase in University undergraduate numbers during the 1980s. There is also strong anecdotal support among members of the University community that students worked harder during the 1980s influenced by the ‘Thatcherite’ competitive culture and fears about future job prospects.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0309877X.aspen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Further and Higher Educationen_US
dc.titleThe ‘Thatcherite’ generation and university degree resultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailMacfarlane, BJ: bmac@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityMacfarlane, BJ=rp01422en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0309877920160207en_US
dc.identifier.volume16en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage60en_US
dc.identifier.epage70en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US

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