ERIC Number: ED451333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agency Role, Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Case Studies, Computer Networks, Developed Nations, Economic Progress, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Information Networks, Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Nongovernmental Organizations, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Quality Control, Transfer of Training
For full text: http://www.ctt.bc.ca/reports/uk/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Council, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology, Victoria (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom