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Fuller, Alison, Ed.; Heath, Sue, Ed.; Johnston, Brenda, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Extending the chance for people from diverse backgrounds to participate in Higher Education (HE) is a priority in the UK and many countries internationally. Previous work on widening participation in HE however has focussed on why people choose to go to university but this vital new research has focussed on looking at why people choose not to go.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Networks, Social Capital, Foreign Countries
Adults Learning, 2012
There is much to welcome in Doug Richard's independent report on the future of apprenticeships. The Richard review offers proposals for redefining and improving the quality of apprenticeships, and for focusing them more on the needs of employers. But will the proposals work, if adopted, and what will be the impact on adults? For this article, the…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Development, Educational Change, Position Papers
Evans, Karen, Ed.; Hodkinson, Phil, Ed.; Unwin, Lorna, Ed. – 2002
This book contains 13 papers on transformations in the nature of work that affect the learning and skill requirements of jobs and individuals and ways those requirements can be met. The following papers are included: "The Significance of Workplace Learning for a 'Learning Society'" (Karen Evans, Helen Rainbird); "Learning Careers: Conceptualizing…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Development, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Fuller, Alison – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Sure Start has been a flagship policy for the UK Labour Government since 1998. Its aim was to improve the life chances of children under five years of age who live in areas of socio-economic disadvantage by means of multi-agency, multidisciplinary Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs). Speech and language therapists have played a key…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Speech Therapy, Speech Language Pathology
Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Adults Learning, 2012
Is there an optimum age to be an apprentice? For most people, their image of an apprentice would be a teenage school leaver. Yet, in England, the majority of apprentices are over the age of 19 when they start their apprenticeship, and 40 per cent are 25 or over. This would be very unusual in other European countries. In this article, the authors…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Models
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – London Review of Education, 2011
This paper examines the Coalition Government's plans for vocational education and training for 14- to 19-year-olds in England. It argues that new types of educational institutions will enable the emergence of new forms of segmentation in which the vocational track is likely to become split into 'technical education' and lower level 'practical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Politics of Education
Ainley, Patrick, Ed.; Rainbird, Helen, Ed. – 1999
The 14 chapters in this volume examine different types of apprenticeships from a variety of perspectives. "Introduction" (Patrick Ainley, Helen Rainbird) provides an overview of the content. Three chapters in Part 1 examine the history of apprenticeship: "The Apprentice in History" (Richard Aldrich); "The Changing Structure and Significance of…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational History
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Fuller, Alison; Rizvi, Sadaf; Unwin, Lorna – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2013
Apprenticeship has always played both a social and economic role. Today, it forms part of the regeneration strategies of cities in the United Kingdom. This involves the creation and management of complex institutional relationships across the public and private domains of the civic landscape. This paper argues that it is through closely observed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Urban Areas, Social Capital
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Education and Work, 2009
This paper explores the changes and continuities to apprenticeship in England since the 1960s. It argues that apprenticeship is primarily a model of learning that still has relevance for skill formation, personal development and employer need. It also argues that, since the late 1970s and the introduction of state-sponsored youth training,…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Dyke, Martin; Johnston, Brenda; Fuller, Alison – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
This paper provides a critical appraisal of approaches to reflexivity in sociology. It uses data from social network research to argue that Archer's approach to reflexivity provides a valuable lens with which to understand how people navigate their education and career pathways. The paper is also critical of Archer's methodology and typology of…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Networks, Reflection, Social Science Research
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Education & Training, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to first, outline the features of the contemporary apprenticeship system, and its performance in terms of the numbers starting and completing programmes and second, to report the findings of empirical research which sought to identify the characteristics of effective apprenticeship.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration, Apprenticeships, Adult Learning
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Heath, Sue; Fuller, Alison; Johnston, Brenda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This paper explores whether and in what ways young people's perceptions and experiences of higher education (HE) can facilitate the transmission within their social networks of social capital both upwardly (from child to parent) and horizontally (from sibling to sibling), and thus can potentially provide bridging capital to family members,…
Descriptors: Siblings, Young Adults, Social Networks, Educational Experience
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2005
This paper explores the (changing) role of older, experienced employees in the workplace in terms of their own needs and opportunities for learning and in the context of changing organizational expectations. It draws on Lave and Wenger's (1991) theory of situated learning and the notion of 'learning as participation' as starting points for…
Descriptors: Employees, Organizational Culture, Education Work Relationship, Surveys
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Heath, Sue; Fuller, Alison; Paton, Karen – Research Papers in Education, 2008
Much contemporary theorising on educational decision-making starts from the premise that the process of decision-making is a deeply embedded social practice, which is inextricably linked to behaviours, attitudes and dispositions which hold sway within an individual's social network. Drawing on data from a project focusing on decision-making…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Structure, Social Networks, Case Studies
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – International Journal of Training and Development, 2004
Conventionally, apprenticeship is understood as a linear journey from novice to expert in which "old-timers" mould their successors. This paper challenges the assumptions that expertise is equated solely with status and experience in the workplace, and that all novices and experts, regardless of context, are seen as the same.|
Descriptors: Expertise, Work Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, Work Experience
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