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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
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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Stanton, Geoff, Ed.; Richardson, William, Ed. – FEDA Report, 1997
This document contains eight papers examining different aspects of categorization, divisions, and choice in further education (FE) that were commissioned during a study of tripartite pathways (for example, academic, vocational and applied) in education and training for 16-19 year olds in the United Kingdom. The following papers are included: "The…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs
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
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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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Lucas, Norman; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This paper presents findings from a study of the experiences of in-service trainee teachers in colleges of further education in England on programmes run under the auspices of and through franchise arrangements with universities. It argues that there is a significant gap between the rhetoric of gaining teaching qualifications through a work-based…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Trainees
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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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Bailey, Bill; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
In 1957, 12 years after the end of World War II, the Ministry of Education issued Circular 323 to promote the development of an element of "liberal studies" in courses offered by technical and further education (FE) colleges in England. This was perceived to be in some ways a peculiar or uncharacteristic development. However, it lasted over 20…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Compulsory Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Unwin, Lorna – Oxford Review of Education, 2004
This paper argues for a broader-based approach to vocational education (VET) and the concept of skill, one that is capable of extending responsibility for improvement to society as a whole, rather than expecting change to come from a single constituency, that of employers. By reclaiming the important roles which vocational education and practical…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Relevance (Education)
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Unwin, Lorna – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2004
The article examines the reasons why the United Kingdom's approach to vocational education is more confused and impoverished than ever, despite its central importance to contemporary society. Instead of celebrating skill and vocational knowledge, the United Kingdom has embroiled itself in tortuous debates about parity of esteem, while…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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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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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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