ERIC Number: ED415424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Responsiveness: Promoting Good Practice in Economic Development.
Hughes, Maria; Kypri, Photoula
FE Matters, v2 n5 1998
This paper looks at the involvement of further education (FE) colleges in England and Wales in economic development and presents case studies of good practice in nine FE colleges. Chapter 1 addresses FE's role in economic development and measuring and planning economic growth. Chapter 2 contains the case studies: Lewisham College's Action for Better Lewisham Employees initiative, a strategic public sector employer partnership that contributes to the area's socioeconomic regeneration; Highbury College's support of transition from the armed forces to civilian life and from school to work; Doncaster College's role as a service provider to British Aerospace; Milton Keynes College's development of logistics training; Pembrokeshire College's regeneration activities related to marine and sea-fishing industries; positive effects on the local economy of Lewisham and Dearne Valley College's new purpose-built buildings; contribution to economic development of Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College; Darlington College's active role in developing social and economic partnerships; and Gateshead College's proactive approach to secure a role in economic development through membership on local planning forums. Chapter 3 offers messages for moving forward categorized into employment, enterprise, regeneration, regional strategic planning, and developing college capacity. Appendixes contain 10 references, 15-item bibliography, and list of acronyms. (YLB)
Descriptors: College Role, Economic Development, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Role of Education, School Community Relationship, Skill Development, Social Development, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
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)