ERIC Number: ED382859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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The Vocational Quest: New Directions in Education and Training. Key Issues in Education.
Skilbeck, Malcolm; And Others
This book, which is part of a series of publications designed to introduce teachers, researchers, and policymakers to topics of current concern in the field of education, analyzes how recent attempts by Great Britain's government to create a national system of vocational education and training have marked a profound shift in both educational policy and underlying concepts of the purpose of education. The analysis is performed within the framework of the concept of the "new vocationalism," defined as a "complex amalgam of ideas, policies, legal and regulatory structures, and practical endeavors whereby the nation's education and training systems have been reformed and restructured through government-led, partnership-type initiatives." The analysis is organized into chapters dealing with the following topics: emergence of the "new vocationalism"; educational foundations for working life; the core learning challenge; the "schooling" and "working life" models; national moves toward a new vocationalism in England and Wales; origins of vocationalism in England and Wales; new schemes for training British youth; vocational initiatives for schools and colleges involving partnerships with business and industry; and the goal of education and training for all youth. Contains 527 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, British National Curriculum, Cooperative Planning, Core Curriculum, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Noncollege Bound Students, Partnerships in Education, Public Policy, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Routledge, 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 ($65).
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers: Great Britain; Vocationalism