ERIC Number: ED372266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
All Our Futures: Britain's Education Revolution. A Dispatches Report on Education.
A study examined vocational and general education in Great Britain 2 years after a national commission on education issued its recommendations for reforming Britain's system of elementary and secondary education and training. Several concerns were raised regarding the content and application of the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and General National Vocational Qualifications (GNVQs). The concerns were discussed within the context of one local education authority. The need for educational reform was discussed from the standpoint of domestic problems and promising European solutions. It was concluded that, rather than helping, many reforms are actually threatening the future of applied education. It was recommended that awarding bodies be immediately allowed to develop syllabi specifying what is to be learned and assessed and thereby provide a common point of reference for students, teachers, and examiners. The following actions were also recommended: encourage the National Council for Vocational Qualifications and government collaborate to decide the purpose of the GNVQs; have employers, employees, and educators reassess the content of the NVQs and GNVQs ; and include written examinations in the assessment of NVQs and GNVQs. (Contains 23 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Standards, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manchester Univ. (England).; Broadcasting Support Services, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)