This volume focuses on the changing pattern of tertiary education in the UK and the emphasis of the contributions is on the challenges and opportunities rather than the problems and difficulties of educationists at this level. The contributors are all leading figures in the educational world, and they are concerned in particular with the need for a partnership in the definition of aims and capabilities in higher education, in order to meet future needs. The potential of the (new) polytechnics and the use and interpretation of student/staff ratios, and the difficulties of interdisciplinary education are discussed.

chapter |16 pages

In lieu of Delphi: what?

ByW. H. G. Armytage

chapter |18 pages

The futures of the colleges of education

ByStanley Hewett

chapter |14 pages

The new polytechnics: their principles and potential

ByPatrick Nuttgens

chapter |22 pages

The structure of a morally committed university

ByA. B. Pippard

chapter |16 pages

Holes in the walls: university adult education

ByH. A. Jones

chapter |26 pages

Rediscovering identity in higher education

ByW. A. C. Stewart

chapter |12 pages

Education for life

ByWilliam Walsh