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Education, Training and the Future of Work II: Developments in Vocational Education and Training

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This volume focuses on the recent changes in education and training policy, mainly in the UK. The considerable developments of past years and the ways in which they have affected both education and training are examined. The contributors analyse the methods by which we educate our workforce, and look ...

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Education, Training and the Future of Work II: Developments in Vocational Education and Training

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Overview

This volume focuses on the recent changes in education and training policy, mainly in the UK. The considerable developments of past years and the ways in which they have affected both education and training are examined. The contributors analyse the methods by which we educate our workforce, and look closely at the kind of training now offered to those in work.
The chapters in this reader cover:
* the role of the state
* how economic factors influence education
* national education and training policy
* the political factor.
Other countries including Germany are looked at, and there is reflection on the ways in which the 'new' industry led qualifications such as NVQs have fared. There is careful analysis as to how much the political climate of the time influenced developments.
There is thorough research to back up claims made throughout the book, and many practical examples are referred to. What emerges is an incisive examination of current trends in education and the workplace.

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The second of two volumes of readings for a college course; the first centers on the political, economic, and social contexts. The 13 selections focus on recent changes in education and training policy, mostly in Britain. They consider the role of the state, how economic factors influence education, national policies, political factors, and other aspects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415202114
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/16/1999
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Figures and tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Source Acknowledgements
Acronyms
Introduction 1
1 The roles of the state and the social partners in vocational education and training systems 12
2 Education training and economic performance in comparative perspective 31
3 Vocationalism and educational change 44
4 Industrial training or new vocationalism? Structures and discourses 57
5 Contextualising public policy in vocational education and training: the origins of competence-based vocational qualifications policy in the UK 78
6 The competence and outcomes movement: the landscape of research 98
7 Reality testing in the workplace: are NVQs 'employment-led'? 124
8 A critique of NVQs and GNVQs 143
9 Ideology and curriculum policy: GNVQ and mass post-compulsory education in England and Wales 158
10 The implementation of GNVQs in further education: a case study 177
11 The politics of training in Britain: contradictions in the TEC initiative 202
12 Markets, outcomes and the quality of vocational education and training: some lessons from a Youth Credits pilot scheme 215
13 Policy and accountability 232
Index 258
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