Higher Education Review
Mass higher education has led to increased student numbers to such an extent that institutions, and the staff within them, are under pressure. Teaching staff in particular are expected to maintain standards within a given pedagogic practice. Elliot criticises the prevailing orthodoxy and using access and foundation year students and teachers explores the implications and implementation of the Dearing, Fryer and Kennedy reports. He argues that current concepts of education are narrow and market led and proposes an alternative system to establish a genuine lifelong learning.