ERIC Number: ED413631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Sharing the United Kingdom's Education Reform Experience.
British Council, Edinburgh (Scotland).
The United Kingdom (UK) system of public education and training has been fundamentally reformed over the last 15 years. The improvements were designed to raise the quality of the system through increased autonomy for schools, colleges, and universities; a strengthened framework of accountability; enhanced parental and student choice; a more coherent qualifications system; and a greater diversity of institutions. The reform process has had to overcome various practical difficulties. Each of the four countries comprising the UK--England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland--has its own education system. This summary describes two specific reforms: reform of publicly-funded schools in England, and the vocational education system in England and Scotland. One table is included. Appendices contain an annotated bibliography, a list of educational organizations and bodies, information on study-tour opportunities in the UK, and information on the British Council's World Wide Web site. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, Edinburgh (Scotland).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom