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ERIC Number: ED451333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Towards a Learning Nation: A View of Reform of U.K. Education and Training. A Report of a Study-Visit to the U.K., September 12-28, 1997.
Dunbar, Keith; Faris, Ron
This report briefly describes and analyzes three interrelated areas of reform of post-school education and training in the United Kingdom (chiefly England and Scotland) within the wider historic and political-cultural context. These areas are the subjects of the first three report sections. Section 1 addresses the lifelong learning initiatives of the United Kingdom Government, the Campaign for Learning of the private sector, and Nongovernmental Organizations alliance. Focus of Section 2 is on the reforms in both higher and further education sectors from the perspectives of policy development, quality assurance, and enabling greater coherence. Section 3 contains a cluster of four case studies that illustrate the scope of reform in such disparate fields as further education, application of learning technologies, modern apprenticeship, and a University for Industry. Several common themes run through the cases: concern for enabling greater recognition and transferability of learning; ensuring wider access to learning; and strengthening the economic fabric of the nation. Section 4 has summary observations pertaining to the lesser priority Canada gives to reform of education and training. A 21-item bibliography is appended. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
Sponsor: British Council, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology, Victoria (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom