LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT

Username
Password
Remember Me
Or use your Academic/Social account:

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Or use your Academic/Social account:

Congratulations!

You have just completed your registration at OpenAire.

Before you can login to the site, you will need to activate your account. An e-mail will be sent to you with the proper instructions.

Important!

Please note that this site is currently undergoing Beta testing.
Any new content you create is not guaranteed to be present to the final version of the site upon release.

Thank you for your patience,
OpenAire Dev Team.

Close This Message

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Name:
Username:
Password:
Verify Password:
E-mail:
Verify E-mail:
*All Fields Are Required.
Please Verify You Are Human:
fbtwitterlinkedinvimeoflicker grey 14rssslideshare1
Harding, Jamie (2012)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: X900, L200, X300
Successive governments have encouraged the view of users of public services as consumers, choosing between different providers on the basis of information about the quality of service. As part of this approach, prospective students are expected to make their decisions about which universities to apply to with reference to the consumer evaluations provided by the National Student Survey. However, a case study of a post-1992 university showed that not all students made genuine choices and those who did tended to be in stronger social and economic positions. Where choices were made, they were infrequently based on external evaluations of quality.
  • The results below are discovered through our pilot algorithms. Let us know how we are doing!

    • Bagley, C. (2006) 'School choice and competition: a public market in education revisited', Oxford Review of Education, 32, 3, 347-62.
    • Ball, S. J., Davies, J., David, M. and Reay, D. (2002) '“Classification” and “judgement”: social class and the “cognitive structures” of choice of higher education', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 23, 1, 51-72.
    • Bradley, S., Draca, M. and Green, C. (2004) 'School performance in Australia: is there a role for quasimarkets?', Australian Economic Review, 37, 3, 271-86.
    • Briggs, S. (2006) 'An exploratory study of the factors influencing undergraduate student choice: the case of higher education in Scotland', Studies in Higher Education, 31, 6, 705-22.
    • Brooks, R. (2003) 'Young people's education choices: the role of family and friends', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 24, 3, 283-97.
    • Brooks, R. (2008) 'Accessing higher education: the influence of cultural and social capital on university choice', Sociology Compass, 2, 4, 1355-71.
    • Brown, T. and King, P. (2005) 'The power to choose: effective choice and housing policy', European Journal of Housing Policy, 5, 1, 59-97.
    • Browne, J. (2010) 'Securing a sustainable future for higher education: an independent review of higher education funding and student finance', the Central Office of Information, London, http://hereview.independent.gov.uk/hereview/report/ [accessed 02.02.2011].
    • Callender, C. and Jackson, J. (2008) 'Does the fear of debt constrain choice of university and subject of study?', Studies in Higher Education, 33, 4, 405-29.
    • Cameron, D. (2010) 'We will make government accountable to the people', speech to the Civil Service Live event, 8 July, http://www.conservatives.com/News/Speeches/ 2010/07/David_Cameron_We_will_make_government_accountable_to_the_people.aspx [accessed 16.02.2011].
    • Clarke, C. (2004) 'Letter to Mr David Young, Chair of the Higher Education Funding Council for England', http://www.hefce.ac.uk/News/HEFCE/2004/grant04/letter.asp [accessed 08.01.2010].
    • Clarke, J., Newman, J. and Westmarland, L. (2007) 'The antagonisms of choice: New Labour and the reform of public services', Social Policy and Society, 7, 2, 245-53.
    • Connor, H., Burton, R., Pearson, R., Pollard, E. and Regan, J. (1999) 'Making the right choice: how students choose universities and colleges', Institute for Employment Studies, Brighton, http://www.employment-studies.co.uk/pubs/summary.php?id=cvcpchoi [accessed 31.03.2011].
    • Cowden, S. and Singh, G. (2007) 'The “user” friend, foe or fetish?: a critical exploration of user involvement in health and social care', Critical Social Policy, 2, 1, 5-23.
    • Davies, A. and Thomas, R. (2002) 'Managerialism and accountability in higher education: the gendered nature of restructuring and the costs to academic service', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 13, 179-93.
    • Deem, R. and Brehony, K. J. (2005) 'Management as ideology: the case of “new managerialism” in higher education', Oxford Review of Education, 31, 2, 217-35.
    • Dowding, K. and John, P. (2009) 'The value of choice in public policy', Public Administration, 87, 2, 219-33.
    • Driver, S. and Martell, L. (2006) New Labour, 2nd edn, Cambridge: Polity Press.
    • Garner, R. and Morris, N. (2010), 'Rebellion fear as tuition fees rise to £9,000', The Independent, 4 November.
    • Greener, I. (2008) 'Choice and voice - a review', Social Policy and Society, 7, 2, 255-65.
    • Greener, I. and Powell, M. (2008) 'The evolution of choice policies in UK housing, education and health policy', Journal of Social Policy, 38, 1, 63-81.
    • Greener, I. and Powell, M. (2009) 'The other Le Grand? Evaluating the “other invisible hand” in welfare services in England', Social Policy and Administration, 43, 6, 557-70.
    • Gunn, R. and Hill, S. (2008) 'The impact of league tables on university application rates', Higher Education Quarterly, 62, 3, 273-96.
    • Higher Education Funding Council For England (HEFCE) (2010) 'Public information about higher education: consultation on changes to information provided by institutions', November 2010/31, HEFCE, Bristol, http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2010/10_31/ [accessed 02.02.2012].
    • Jones, G. (2009) Youth, Cambridge: Polity Press.
    • Jongbloed, B. (2006) 'Strengthening consumer choice in higher education', in P. N. Teixeira, D. B. Johnstone, M. J. Rosa and H. Vossensteyn (eds.), Cost-Sharing and Accessibility in Higher Education: A Fairer Deal?, Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 19-50.
    • Jordan, B. (2005) 'Public services and the service economy: individualism and the choice agenda', Journal of Social Policy, 35, 1, 143-62.
    • Kenyon, S. (2010) 'Widening participation: a role for transport? UK higher education policy and mobilityrelated exclusion', Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 12, 2, 36-53.
    • Le Grand, J. (2007) The Other Invisible Hand: Delivering Public Services through Choice and Competition, Oxford: Princeton University Press.
    • McCulloch, A. (2009) 'The student as co-producer: learning from public administration about the studentuniversity relationship', Studies in Higher Education, 34, 2, 171-83.
    • Middleton, C. (2000) 'Models of state and market in the “modernisation” of higher education', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 21, 4, 537-54.
    • Opheim, V. (2005) 'The economic burden of student loan repayment in Norway', Education Economics, 13, 4, 427-47.
    • Peters, G. B. (2003) 'Governance and the welfare state', in N. Ellison and C. Pierson (eds.), Developments in British Social Policy 2, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 41-55.
    • Powell, M. (2003) 'Quasi-markets in British health policy: a long Duree perspective', Social Policy and Administration, 37, 7, 725-41.
    • Pugsley, L. (1998) 'Throwing your brains at it: higher education, markets and choice', International Studies in Sociology of Education, 8, 1, 71-92.
    • Reay, D., Davies, J., David, M. and Ball, S. J. (2001) 'Choices of degree or degrees of choice? Class, “race” and the higher education choice process', Sociology, 35, 4, 855-74.
    • Richardson, J. T. E., Slater, J. B. and Wilson, J. (2007) 'The National Student Survey: development, findings and implications?', Studies in Higher Education, 32, 5, 557-80.
    • Shaw, E. (2009) 'The consumer and New Labour: the consumer as king?', in R. Simmons, M. Powell and I. Greener (eds.), The Consumer in Public Services: Choice, Value and Difference, Bristol: The Policy Press.
    • Shepherd, J. (2009) 'University students need to be more demanding, says Mandelson', The Guardian, 20 October.
    • Shepherd, J. (2011) 'Tuition fees increase could open up a £1bn gap in university funding', The Guardian, 27 March.
    • Willetts, D. (2007) 'Higher education and the student experience', inaugural lecture to the Sheffield University Academy of Public Service, 31 October, http://www. davidwilletts.co.uk/2007/10/31/studentexperience/ [accessed 27.05.2010].
    • Willetts, D. (2010) 'Statement on higher education and student finance', Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 3 November, http://www.bis.gov.uk/news/ speeches/david-willetts-statementon-HE-funding-and-student-finance [accessed 02.02.2011].
  • No related research data.
  • Discovered through pilot similarity algorithms. Send us your feedback.

Share - Bookmark

Cite this article