ERIC Number: ED468439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
14-19: Extending Opportunities, Raising Standards. Consultation Document [and] LSDA Responds.
Department for Education and Skills, London (England).; Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
This document consists of a consultation paper on extending opportunities and raising standards in the 14-19 phase of England's educational system and the Learning Skills Development Agency's (LSDA's) response to the consultation paper. The consultation argues that the existing 14-19 system fails large numbers of young people and values only a limited range of achievement. A comprehensive vision for reform grounded in the following principles is proposed: (1) all young people and parents must have confidence in the system; (2) every young person must have the chance for a decent education; (3) the education system must match the needs of a knowledge economy; and (4) education with character must be promoted. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the proposed vision, and Chapter 2 explains how the beginning, middle, and end of the 14-19 phase will be marked. Chapters 3-9 discuss the following aspects of the envisioned system: curriculum content; recognizing achievement; pace and progression; advice, guidance, and support for young people; drivers for support and change; implementation; and next steps. An illustrative timetable and key facts are appended. The LSDA response paper expresses the LSDA's overall support for the vision outlined in the consultation paper and answers 49 questions regarding specific passages in that paper. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Models, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Standard Setting, Student Attitudes, Technical Institutes, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).; Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; United Kingdom (England)