ERIC Number: ED309308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Planning a Curricular Response. An Assessment of Changes in the Balance and Perceived Quality of Curricular Provision Resulting from WRNAFE Consultative Planning.
Cribb, Malcolm; And Others
A research project assessed the changes in the balance and perceived quality of curricular provision resulting from work-related non-advanced further education (WRNAFE) consultative planning in Great Britain. The research involved detailed analysis of the plans and programs of a sample of 21 local education authorities (LEAs) in England and Wales; close contact with officers of a small group of authorities within the sample; mailed national surveys; establishment of a database providing national statistics on enrollment patterns in occupational groups for the period 1984-87; and a series of linked studies of cross-curriculum aspects of provision. The study found that all LEAs created planning frameworks that provided for: new approaches to consultation, particularly with industry; systematic collection and collation of labor market information; preparation of revised forms of resource allocation; and creation of monitoring and evaluation procedures. The most noticeable changes during the review period were observed in 11 areas of curriculum provision concerning enrollment increases, nonqualification courses, slightly increased female enrollment, increased enrollment of students over 25 years old, lack of parallels between growth of industries and training for them, and trends toward further education colleges responding positively to identified trends in the labor market. Continued and enhanced future planning efforts were recommended. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)