Principals wary of new skills councils

5th January 2001 at 00:00
MANY college principals are sceptical about the new structure of further education, says a new report from Coventry University.

They doubt bureaucracy will be reduced by the introduction of the learning and skills councils.

"Tensions may arise when one recalls that colleges have become accustomed to managing their own staff, administration and financial ontrol. Intervention may be unwelcome," says the report by Jane Johnsson, senior law lecturer at the university.

The Learning and Skills Act 2000; impact and change for further education concludes that much will depend on the extent to which LSCs try to control colleges.

The report is in the journal "Education and the Law", vol 12, no 4, 2000

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