ERIC Number: ED261204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of 16-19 Education. Signposts '85. [Second Edition].
Of those 16-year-olds who stay on in full-time education, almost half choose to do so in further (adult) education. Although the percentage of students enrolled in general education programs has fallen off slightly since 1980, this group still forms the largest single group of 16-to-19-year-old students in the United Kingdom. Of all of the areas of adult education, vocational preparation is the one that has developed most dramatically since 1980. The Youth Training Scheme, which was developed in 1983, merged two previously distinct programs--Unified Vocational Preparation and the Youth Opportunities Program. Services for special needs students and for students between the ages of 14 and 18 have experienced a particularly dramatic increase. Another recently developed alternative form of part-time study for unemployed youth is the Technical and Vocational Initiative Aim (TVIA). A state action plan implemented in Scotland in 1984 has made development of TVIA in that country particularly rapid, with about 650 40-hour prevocational modules already in existence in August 1984. (Appendixes to this review include participation statistics, examination entries of the major further education bodies in 1984, a list of objectives and cores of various programs of study, a glossary of abbreviations, and references and suggestions for further reading.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Programs, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, General Education, Outcomes of Education, Part Time Students, Participation, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Special Needs Students, State of the Art Reviews, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom