ERIC Number: ED462617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Good Practice in New Deal in Colleges.
Ratcliffe, Michael; Atkinson, John; Burgess, Carol; Cartner, Nadine
This document explains how further education colleges, employment services, and other providers can develop the delivery of full-time education and training (FTET) within the United Kingdom's New Deal programs for 18- to 24-year-olds. The document identifies principles of good practice related to the following aspects of New Deal FTET: (1) transition into FTET; (2) learner-centered delivery (individual learning plans, flexible learning programs); (3) assessment and delivery of basic and key skills; (4) monitoring and tracking (trainee monitoring and follow-up, managing early leavers); (5) links with employers and work preparation (supporting students' occupational choices, job search); (6) trainee achievement and progression; (7) strategic planning and management of training; (8) staff development; and (9) quality improvement. Each of the nine aspects of New Deal FTET is examined in its own section of the document containing some or all of the following items: (1) good practice features; (2) barriers to good practice; (3) present good practice; (4) one or more case studies (including critical success factors, resources used, impacts on delivery of New Deal, and quality indicators); and (5) suggestions for improving practice. The following items are appended: case studies and contact details; a list of project steering group members; and a list of acronyms and abbreviations. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, Case Studies, College Programs, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Employment Qualifications, Employment Services, Evaluation Methods, Flexible Progression, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Guides, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Staff Development, Strategic Planning, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Vocational Education, Young Adults, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, United Kingdom. Tel: 020 7962 1066; Fax: 020 7840 5401; Web site: http://www.lsda.org.uk/home.asp. For full text: http://www.lsda.org.uk/files/pdf/R1112.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Further Education Funding Council, Coventry (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).; Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom