Working in Post-Compulsory Education

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This book looks at the issues facing teachers and trainers currently working in the field of post compulsory education including questions of vocationalism, managerialism, professionalism, accountability, and educational research. Although aimed in part at raising awareness of such issues and the contrasting views which might be held it is intended that readers will use the book to develop an active engagement with these issues. This may be achieved through reflection and evaluation within their own professional ...
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Overview

This book looks at the issues facing teachers and trainers currently working in the field of post compulsory education including questions of vocationalism, managerialism, professionalism, accountability, and educational research. Although aimed in part at raising awareness of such issues and the contrasting views which might be held it is intended that readers will use the book to develop an active engagement with these issues. This may be achieved through reflection and evaluation within their own professional context but also through embarking on their own research projects.

The book is split into three sections. The first section deals with issues raised by locating post compulsory education within a wider social, political and economic context. The second section looks at issues raised by considering post compulsory education in its organizational context. The third section looks at methodological issues connected with conducting research in post compulsory settings.

The format for each section includes overviews with self-assessment exercises, followed by different authors pursuing particular lines of inquiry, finishing with suggestions for ways in which readers might engage in debate and research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335211050
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 9.61 (w) x 6.69 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the contributors
Abbreviations
General introduction 1
Pt. 1 Post-compulsory education in context 3
1 Overview: Post-compulsory education in context 5
2 In defence of vocationalism 33
3 The changed nexus between work and education 43
Pt. 2 The organization of post-compulsory education 57
4 Overview: The organization of post-compulsory education 59
5 Managerialism and professionalism in post-compulsory education 87
6 Accountability and effectiveness in post-compulsory education 101
Pt. 3 Conducting research in educational settings 113
7 Overview: Conducting research in educational settings 115
8 The case for action research 146
9 The truths about educational research 153
Bibliography 168
Index 180
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