ERIC Number: ED442941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Brief History of Education and Training in Wales, 1900-1996. Patterns of Participation in Adult Education and Training. Working Paper 4.
This working paper is a product of a regional study in industrial South Wales of the determinants of participation and non-participation in post-compulsory education and training, with special reference to processes of change in the patterns of these determinants over time and to variations between geographical areas. The study combines contextual analysis of secondary data about education and training providers with a regional study of several generations of families in South Wales via survey, semi-structured interviews, and taped oral histories. This paper describes the provision of formal education and training in Wales during the period covered by the study, 1996-97, focusing where possible on these three research sites--Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, and Neath Port Talbot. Specific topics are schools in Wales; the growth of initial education; bilingualism and territoriality; performance measures for initial education; pre-war adult education and training; whether a post-war learning society has existed; and performance measures for adult education. Appendixes include figures that detail educational participation and outcomes, further and higher education students in Wales, and destination of school leavers. Contains 73 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic and Social Research Council, Lancaster (England).
Authoring Institution: Bristol Univ. (England).; Cardiff Univ. (Wales). School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)