ERIC Number: ED217753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-19
Reference Count: 0
The New FE--Maintaining the Balance in Further Education: The New Training Initiative. A Report on the Proceedings of the Meeting of the Association of Vice Principals of Colleges (Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Arts, England, March 19, 1982).
Rosamond, F. J.
Three reports on further education and a new training initiative in Great Britain are presented, based on a 1982 meeting of the Association of Vice Principals of Colleges, England. In "The New Training Initiative," Graham Kendall considers the philosophy and the development of vocational preparation. Three aspects of the new training initiative (NTI) are that it looks beyond the present employment problem to anticipate structural changes in society, it uses experience from England and abroad as a comprehensive training strategy, and it is supported by all industrial partners. Key elements in a vocational preparation scheme are: induction, basic skills, occupationally relevant training and education, guidance and counseling, and record and review of progress. Learning objectives, standards, and assessment are also addressed. In "A View from the DES," Richard Chattaway considers the Department of Education and Science's position on liberal education and vocational education and its support for nonadvanced further education. The development of a new range of courses described by the term "17 plus," trends affecting the balance of work in colleges, the increasing emphasis on continuing education, the content of education, and the role of DES are also discussed. In "The Role of the Local Education Authority," John Temple describes actions taken by the city of Coventry to deal with the problem of youth unemployment. It is suggested that self-supporting projects make youth responsible and that goods should be produced for real consumers. It is concluded that the local education-authority should promote cooperation between education institutions and employers. The roles of other agencies and colleges are also addressed. (SW)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Counseling, College Role, Continuing Education, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Local Government, School Business Relationship, Student Employment, Technical Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Vice-Principals of Colleges, Maidenhead (England).