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Robbins Report (1963, Great Britain)

The Robbins Report of 1963 was the outcome of the first national committee of inquiry into higher education in Great Britain to examine British higher education as a whole and as a system. The influence of the report was far-reaching. The Robbins Committee was groundbreaking in its use of research. It assembled and analysed an array of evidence to appraise existing provisions and assess likely future growth. More generally, the Robbins Report served as a high-quality benchmark for later inquiries, notably the Dearing Report of 1997 (United Kingdom) and the Browne Report of 2010 (England). This entry describes the nature of national committees of inquiry and explains the context for the Robbins inquiry; outlines the composition of the committee and its methods of working; then ...

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