ERIC Number: ED415423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Learning with Business: FE Staff Secondments to Business and Industry.
FE Matters, v2 n4 1998
This report provides results of a study of placements in business and industry by 70 further education (FE) colleges and views of managers in Training and Enterprise Councils (TECs) and Education Business Partnerships (EBPs) across England and Wales. Chapter 1 reports that colleges made 848 placements; the most common purposes were upskilling and curriculum development; and more than half reported financial and administrative support from outside sources. These findings from the TEC/EBP survey are reported: placement activity was largely supported through some form of EBP/TEC structure, and the main barrier was definitional and audit constraints on use of placement funding. Chapters 2-5 contain information to assist college managers in planning and implementing useful placements in business. Chapter 2 highlights purposes and benefits; expresses colleges' rationales; and benefits to colleges, students, staff, and business. Chapter 3 lists main sources of funding, followed by examples of how colleges have used them. Chapter 4 reports placements and standards requirements and accreditation sources. Chapter 5 is a good practice guide that expands upon eight steps to plan, implement, and evaluate secondments. A reproducible check list for each step lists suggested actions in column form with other columns for notes, current profile, action needed, by whom, anticipated benefits, and target date. Appendixes include instruments, funding information, and 13 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Business, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Industry, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Placement, Postsecondary Education, Staff Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Experience
Further Education Development Agency, Publications Dept., Mendip Centre, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, United Kingdom (7.50 pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)