Higher and Further Education in the UK is delivered by a variety of institutions with distinct missions, characteristics and activities.
This report assesses current provision and asks whether education policy should aim for even greater diversity.
Key questions addressed include:
- is diversity in post-16 education compatible with equality?
- does greater diversity lead to higher quality and more cost-effective provision?
- how far are competition and collaboration compatible?
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