ERIC Number: ED217170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education for a Changing Society.
The City and Guild of London Institute was set up about one hundred years ago in England to create links among schools, industry, and apprenticeship programs in order to provide examinations to qualify persons entering various trades. Today, the Institute provides services for vocational education according to this procedure: (1) agrees with industry and the education service on objectives, syllabus content, and standards; (2) devises an examination syllabus to meet these objectives; (3) helps with curriculum development for colleges offering the Institute's courses; (4) conducts assessment via external examinations (objective tests wherever possible) and college-based assessments of coursework, which may include set assignments; and (5) issues to successful candidates certificates that can be placed within a recognized framework to motivate and to establish individual career progression. Currently, the Institute is moving toward performance-based examinations for its certification process (along with multiple choice questions); approximately 50 percent of its examinations are now performance-based, compared with less than 1 percent in the United States. The Institute is constantly striving to maintain quality in vocational education through bringing together the positions of industry, students, and teachers to reach agreement on standards for various occupations and to keep these standards current. (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Certification, Competence, Credentials, Education Work Relationship, Educational Certificates, Job Training, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Relevance (Education), School Business Relationship, Standards, Testing, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 (OC 81, $2.20.)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: City and Guilds of London Institute (England); England
Note: Paper presented at the National Center for Research in Vocational Education Staff Development Seminar (Columbus, OH, 1981).