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Curriculum in FE Colleges over time: Illustrations of change and continuity
Our most recent publication in our Learning from the Past series by Professor Prue Huddleston and Professor Lorna Unwin delves into the evolution of curriculum in FE colleges since the 19th century. Tensions between and shifts in demand from students and employers, national government policies, and economic conditions have informed the curriculum, influencing the balance between general and specialised study, enrichment, and affordability. With the skills agenda becoming more prominent than ever in policy discussion, the history of curriculum in Further Education (FE) colleges can help inform thinking about the way provision is conceptualized and designed today.