In brief 2

September 27, 2002

The public stroking of new universities for their teaching should not distract us from an underlying agenda attempting to build consensus for reintroducing the distinction between "real" universities and non-university tertiary institutes, that is, a return to pre-widening participation days of an elitist system.

Let us not forget that a main reason for creating the new universities was to move away from this system.

Martha Pennington
National Teaching Fellowship
holder 2002
University of Luton

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