Mr Mark Delf MSc, BSc, LTHE, Cert Ed (FE), Dip Coun (Hum), Cert Hyp & Psychotherapy
Name: Mr Mark Delf
Job Title: Curriculum Area Manager School of Education and Training
Address: Cornwall College, Saltash, Church Road, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 4AE
Tel: 01752 850249
Sept 2007 to Present: CAM SET Saltash and Duchy providing initial teacher training and develop teaching and learning within Cornwall College
March 2002 to Sept 2007: CAM HSC Saltash
I am currently undertaking a Doctor Social Science (Social Policy) with The University of Bristol and have attended seven three day modules successfully passing seven, including(Philosophy of Social Science, Quantitative Research Methods and State and Society. I am awaiting the feedback on my intial proposal for my dissertation
After discussion and advice from his supervisor resulting in at least two revamps of his proposal partly due to the fast changing economic and political situation and to ensure a clear focus to his research Mark has now re-submitted his dissertation proposal, “What are the principal factors (determinants) shaping the provision of HE in FEC’s in England?” hopefully allowing for a late Spring 2010 start for his Doctoral research and dissertation.
I have recently completed my literature review and am awaiting feedback. The review focuses on the differences between the American Community College HE provision and the Scottish development of vocational HE delivered in FE colleges compared to the growth of vocational HE in England with focus on the development of Foundation Degrees. Clearly the new economic climate and the changes to FE funding as a result of the Brown Review and Wolf Report are having a major impact on the development of this work.
I have no placed my research within the context of the social theory and relating to perofmativity, new mangerialism and the govermental agenda for vocational education. Focusing the role of Higher Education in meeting these needs and the increasing polarisation of the sector. In this context my research is now focused on the interface between New Universities and Further Education Colleges and how the concept of vocational education is shaping this provision.