ERIC Number: ED351533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Post-16 Provision in CTCs: Bridging the Divide. Number 6 in a Series of CTC Trust Publications.
This document is intended to describe the approach of the City Technology Colleges (CTCs) in Great Britain to provide young people older than 16 with a vocationally oriented curriculum while still ensuring their intellectual and cultural development. Following a summary, the first chapter is an introduction. The second chapter describes the old concept of vocationalism, with the low prestige associated with it and four consequences it has produced (low participation rates in postcompulsory education and training; many young people leaving the system with low or no qualifications; few science and technology graduates produced by the United Kingdom; and, until recently, unregulated vocational education standards). Chapter 3 describes current educational reform in the United Kingdom. Chapter 4 describes the provision of vocational education in the CTCs, where efforts have included developing a new model of vocationalism, developing a business culture, broadening and accrediting the curriculum, developing a technological baccalaureate, and developing methods of credit transfer. Chapter 5, entitled "The Shape of Things to Come" provides a glimpse of likely national and international issues related to the opening of the Single Market in Europe from 1993. Appendices describe education in seven countries and the World ORT Union and describe a technological baccalaureate program. There are 53 references. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Prestige, School Holding Power, Technical Education, Transfer Policy
CTC Technology Colleges Ltd., 15 Young Street, London W8 5EH, England (7.50 British pounds--not payable in other currencies).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education and Science, London (England).
Authoring Institution: City Technology Colleges Trust Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers: City Technology Colleges (England); Great Britain