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Efficiency in the further education sector in England

Johnes, Jill and Bradley, Steve and Little, Allan (2012) Efficiency in the further education sector in England. Open Journal of Statistics, 2 (1). pp. 131-140. ISSN 2161-718X

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    Abstract

    Further education in England is a diverse sector which typically provides education for the 16 - 19 age group. This study investigates efficiency levels by subject of study within further education (FE) colleges. Mean overall technical efficiency is found to vary from 75% to 86% in the worst- and best-performing subject areas, respectively. Statistical analysis of efficiency reveals that, while student and teacher composition and regional characteristics affect efficiency in each subject, the strength of these effects can vary by subject. This has the clear policy implication that strategies to improve efficiency in English FE must be devised and operated at subject rather than provider level.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Open Journal of Statistics
    Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
    ID Code: 53102
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 09 Mar 2012 02:52
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:50
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53102

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