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Education, Training and the Future of Work 11: Developments in Vocational Education and Training

Flude, Mike and Sieminski, Sandy eds. (1999). Education, Training and the Future of Work 11: Developments in Vocational Education and Training. London, U.K. and New York, NY, U.S.: The Opern University/Routledge.

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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 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.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 1999 The Open University
ISBN: 0-415-20210-8, 978-0-415-20210-7
Keywords: Further education; higher education
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies
Health and Social Care > Social Work
Health and Social Care
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 28261
Depositing User: Sandy Sieminski
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2011 13:27
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 10:05
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