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ERIC Number: ED020386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
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THE STRUCTURE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.
STUBBINGS, R.J.W.
IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, SCHOOLS STILL PROVIDE A BACKGROUND OF GENERAL EDUCATION DURING THE YEARS OF COMPULSORY EDUCATION. A YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE PROVIDES CAREER INFORMATION, VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE, AND PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES HAVE TAKEN OVER THIS FUNCTION IN ABOUT THREE-QUARTERS OF THE SCHOOLS UNDER GRANTS FROM THE MINISTRY OF LABOR, BUT CENTRAL COORDINATION STILL EXISTS. GENERALLY, INDUSTRIAL TRAINING OCCURS IN INDUSTRY WITH THE PRACTICE OF "DAY OR BLOCK RELEASE" OF TRAINEES TO ATTEND CLASSES IN TECHNICAL COLLEGES UNDER PROVISIONS OF THE INDUSTRIAL TRAINING ACT OF 1964. THE ACT AUTHORIZES ESTABLISHMENT OF INDUSTRIAL TRAINING BOARDS WHICH ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AMOUNT AND QUALITY OF TRAINING AND FOR SPREADING THE COSTS FAIRLY OVER EACH INDUSTRY. THE GOVERNMENT ALSO PROVIDES 6-MONTH COURSES IN 40 TRADES IN 30 GOVERNMENT TRAINING CENTERS WHICH AIM TO INCREASE SHORT-SUPPLY SKILLED MANPOWER WHICH IS IMPORTANT TO ECONOMIC GROWTH, AND RESETTLE PERSONS IN NEED OF TRAINING OR RETRAINING. COURSES FOR INSTRUCTORS, SUPERVISORS, AND EMPLOYERS ARE AVAILABLE. FURTHER EDUCATION IS PROVIDED AT COLLEGES MAINTAINED IN ENGLAND, WALES, AND NORTHERN IRELAND BY LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES. SCOTLAND HAS SIMILAR ARRANGEMENTS, BUT ADVANCED COURSES ARE PROVIDED MAINLY IN CENTRAL INSTITUTIONS. COLLEGES ARE COOPERATING IN EDUCATING INDUSTRIAL TRAINING OFFICERS AND MANAGEMENT. TEACHERS FOR COLLEGES ARE RECRUITED MAINLY FROM INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE, BUT TEACHER TRAINING IS AVAILABLE AT SPECIALIST COLLEGES OF EDUCATION. (JM)
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Identifiers: UNITED KINGDOM