ERIC Number: ED042132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Education for Industry; Symposium on the Integration of Further Education and Industrial Training.
Hutchings, Donald, Ed.
Problems in the relationship between education and training in Great Britain are discussed by specialists in both fields. It is urged that industrial education be seen as a phase of adult education. The uniqueness of the British system under the Industrial Training Act is discussed (its vertical organization, promotional ladder approach, and placing of responsibility on the employer) and the possible pressure it may put on educational institutions. The need for a rethinking of the whole structure of secondary education as it prepares the young worker and of his need for further training on the job is next discussed. Then follow chapters on problems of special groups--the unskilled, women, and the older worker. The supply, education, and training of technical teachers and industrial training officers is considered. Improvement of the quality of teachers and of the courses they teach is seen as the best way to a more fruitful integration of secondary education, further education, and industrial training. The book concludes with a discussion of information resources for the trainer, such as the "Training Abstracts Service" of the Ministry of Labour, professional journals, and library services. (NL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Counseling, Educational Legislation, Employment Opportunities, Females, Governing Boards, Industrial Education, Industrial Training, Information Sources, Middle Aged Adults, Retraining, Teacher Education, Technical Education, Trainers, Training, Unskilled Workers, Vocational Schools
Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd., London, England
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Identifiers: Great Britain; Industrial Training Act 1964
Note: Symposium held at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, October 1967