ERIC Number: ED217124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Continuing education policy in England should produce a coherent curriculum framework, alleviating the somewhat divisive response and unequal provisions currently being made in this area. Vocational preparation should be available to all young people--with priority given to those who are not already preparing for higher education nor are engaged in well established programs of vocational education and training. At present, vocational preparation exists in three modes: college-based, unemployment-based, and employment-based. However, these divisions may not be needed. A common curriculum for all young people could be more workable, and would allow for easier transition when a young person gets or leaves a job. Increased coordination is needed to provide continuity and to meet the needs of young people. Interagency cooperation could provide a more efficient and equitable curriculum which would include an agreed upon checklist of basic skills; an integrated approach towards counseling, guidance and assessment; and relevance of work experience. To meet these goals, staff development is necessary and teachers in these areas should be accorded more prestige. (Examples of existing good practices of integrated programs are given in the document appendixes.) (KC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Continuing Education, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Vocational Education
Publications Despatch Centre, Department of Education and Science, Honeypot Lane, Canons Park, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1AZ, England.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).