The Dearing Report
Ten Years On
The Report of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education (the Dearing Committee), Higher Education in the Learning Society, is widely recognized as a major landmark in the modern history of UK higher education. This volume contributes a wide-ranging, research-based analysis of three main themes: the impact of 10 years of the Dearing Report; the process represented by the work of the National Committee of Inquiry, including in an international context; and current issues and future prospects for UK higher education policy and practice in the light of this history.
List of Figures and Tables; Notes on Contributors; Foreword by Baroness Tessa Blackstone; List of Abbreviations; Editor’s Introduction—David Watson and Michael Amoah; 1) The Fate of the Dearing Recommendations: Policy and Performance in UK HE, 1997-2007—David Watson and Rachel Bowden; 2) Examining Higher Education: A Comparative View of National Inquiries—Gareth Parry; 3) Higher Education, Research and the Knowledge Economy: From Robbins to ‘the Gathering Storm’—Jonathan Adams and David Smith; 4) ‘100 Voices’: The State of the HE Nation—Michael Amoah; 5) Shifting Sands: UK Higher Education in the Mid-Twenty First Century—Ronald Barnett; 6) Looking Back: Reflections of the Dearing Committee—Members of the NCIHE: Judith Evans, David Weatherall, Simon Wright, George Quigley, Pamela Morris, David Watson and Shirley Trundle; 7) Looking Forward: Unfinished Business in UK HE in 2007—David Watson; Afterword—Lord Ron Dearing; Appendix I: Members of the Dearing Committee; Appendix II: Recommendations of the Dearing Committee; Appendix III: The Dearing ‘Compact’; References; Index.