Highlights the ideologies and policies that have produced the present system as well as the distinctive features of each institution. The author considers the future of 16-19 provision and the impact of the 1992 Further Education Act.
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Education 16-19

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Highlights the ideologies and policies that have produced the present system as well as the distinctive features of each institution. The author considers the future of 16-19 provision and the impact of the 1992 Further Education Act.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203418239
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/26/1992
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 453 KB

Table of Contents

List of figures
1 The sixth form tradition 1
The public school sixth form 1
The grammar school sixth form 3
The comprehensive school sixth form 5
The sixth form college 7
2 The further education tradition 10
Early technical education 10
The last fifty years 11
The further education college 13
The tertiary college 15
Independent further education 16
3 The academic curriculum 20
Specialisation 20
Syllabus provision: the GCE examination boards 21
Syllabus provision: the range offered by schools and colleges 22
Students' programmes of study 24
Attempts to broaden the A level curriculum 25
Variations in students' programmes of study 30
4 The vocational curriculum 32
The system of qualifications 32
National Vocational Qualifications 33
Vocational programmes of study 36
The providers of vocational education 38
The integration of academic and vocational education 41
5 General education 46
Breadth and balance in the 16-19 student experience 46
Extra-curricular provision 46
The development of general studies 48
The variety of general studies provision 49
Strategies for providing a general studies programme 51
The FE liberal studies movement 53
The integration of vocational training and general education 54
Core skills across the curriculum 55
6 The learning experience 59
Teacher-centred education 59
Student-centred education 62
7 Student freedom and responsibility 74
Independent study 74
Degrees of independence 75
College lifestyles 77
The sixth form within the school culture 79
8 Managing the curriculum 84
The department 84
The faculty system 86
FE curriculum management 89
The flexible college 92
The management of resources 93
9 Student care and guidance 97
Sixth form systems 97
Sixth form college systems 98
The role of the tutor 101
FE and tertiary college systems 104
Resourcing the care system 107
10 Corporate colleges 108
The new role 108
The FE response 109
The sixth form college response 115
11 The future prospect 118
Bibliography 127
Index 131
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