ERIC Number: ED316709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Social Partners in Vocational Education and Training in the United Kingdom.
Mason, Charlie; Russell, Russ
This document studies the role of unions, management, and education agencies (the social partners) in vocational education and training in the United Kingdom. Through an analysis of existing and historical structures governing cooperation and coordination between the social partners and the public bodies responsible for vocational education and training, an in-depth investigation was carried out and proposals for improved dialogue at various levels were made. This report is organized in six sections. Section 1 is a general introduction to the study, and Section 2 presents an overview of developments in negotiations between the social partners at the national level. The next three sections examine individual sectors of the economy: retraining and conversion in the engineering sector, initial training (the Youth Training Scheme) in the construction sector, and women in the labor market (banking and finance sector). The final section summarizes the numerous findings of the studies and presents some recommendations for the future. A 97-item bibliography and list of abbreviations are appended. (KC)
Descriptors: Banking, Business Responsibility, Construction Industry, Continuing Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Employers, Employment Practices, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Industrial Training, Inservice Education, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Unions, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom