ERIC Number: ED255757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Responsibility and Responsiveness. Case Studies in Further Education.
Kedney, Bob, Ed.; Parkes, David, Ed.
These eight case studies illustrate the capacity of United Kingdom Colleges of Further Education to respond effectively to training needs of local industry and commerce. Case 1 demonstrates shifts across a range of local authority colleges towards provision in the new information technologies and the service industries. Case 2 illustrates a tailor-made approach from a specialist college toward particular gaps in the capacity of a retail firm to provide its own training. Case 3 is on the provision of training in robotics for a motor manufacturing company undergoing reconstruction for survival. Case 4 examines both broad and specific provision for the catering industry. Case 5 covers provision of an off-shore sea-survival and firefighting course together with a separate training program in ship steering. Case 6 describes a wide range of computer engineering provisions requiring considerable investment in equipment and staff development from the local authority and college alike. Case 7 is provision for retraining for dislocated steelworkers. Chapter 8 describes the responses of the Building Crafts Department at Leeds College of Building to the local expression of a national need. A summary concludes the document. (YLB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Dislocated Workers, Distributive Education, Educational Needs, Educational Responsibility, Engineering Education, Fire Fighters, Fire Science Education, First Aid, Food Service, Foreign Countries, Information Science, Lumber Industry, Maritime Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Relevance (Education), Retraining, Robotics, Seafarers, Service Occupations, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).; Association of Metropolitan Authorities, London (England).
Identifiers: Computer Assisted Engineering; Off Shore Drilling; United Kingdom