British Labour Party and Higher Education: Ideology, Policy and Practice 1945 to 2000


Explores the development of the Labour Party’s policy on higher education from 1945 to 2000.

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Explores the development of the Labour Party’s policy on higher education from 1945 to 2000.

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Richard Taylor is Emeritus Professorial Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK, where he was Professor and Director of the Institute of Continuing Education until 2009. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Workers' Educational Association (WEA), and has been Chair of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), and Secretary of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL).

Tom Steele is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, UK

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Table of Contents

Preface \ Acknowledgements \ 1. Introduction: From Tawney to New Labour \ 2. Labour Ideology and the Context for Higher Education Policy \ 3. R. H. Tawney and the Reform of the Universities \ 4. The Only Place for a Socialist: Lindsay, Keele University and its Legacy \ 5. Labour Party Intellectuals and the New Sociology \ 6. More Robinson than Robbins: the Evolution of the Polytechnics under Labour \ 7. Wilson's Baby: Michael Young, Jennie Lee and the Open University \ 8. The 'Old' and 'New' Lefts, and the Radical Student Voice in the 1960s and 1970s \ 9. A Postscript: New Labour and Higher Education \ 10. Conclusion \ Notes \ Bibliography \ Glossary \ Index

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