If you have any sort of interest in the work of further education (FE) and have committed some time to platforms such as Twitter, and publications like the Times Educational Supplement, you will have undoubtedly seen an increased level of interest being foregrounded in articles, threads and tweets raising attention to research work in and around FE, writes Gary Husband, University of Stirling, and Sam Jones, Bedford College.
As two researchers with an interest in the sector; one who currently works in the sector and is a PhD student, and one who previously worked in FE and now leads research from the university sector, we consider the question ‘why all the fuss about research and FE?’ By exploring some of our own experiences we aim to look at the movement of research on FE and possible futures of research in the sector.
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