'Going the extra mile', 'fire-fighting', or laissez faire? Re-evaluating personal tutoring relationships within mass higher education

STEPHEN, DAWN, O'Connell, P. and HALL, MICHAEL (2008) 'Going the extra mile', 'fire-fighting', or laissez faire? Re-evaluating personal tutoring relationships within mass higher education Teaching in Higher Education, 13 (4). pp. 449-460. ISSN 1356-2517

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Abstract

In highlighting a gulf between inclusive policy intentions inherent in the advent of mass higher education in the UK and the lived experiences of students and staff, this paper aims to stimulate critical debate about the impact of this changed environment upon traditional personal tutoring relationships. In drawing upon qualitative research with a sample of students and personal tutors from one school in a post-92 university, this paper explores their respective experiences, expectations, needs and concerns. Although some students and tutors reported clear satisfaction with their personal tutoring relationships, this paper highlights the detrimental impact of the mass system upon the ability of many staff and students to engender such connectedness.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:personal tutoring; mass education; experiences; expectations
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1080/13562510802169749
Faculties:Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
ID Code:5505
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:03 Apr 2009
Last Modified:28 Jan 2014 15:58

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