ERIC Number: ED478449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reviewing LSDA Support for Skills: Part of an LSDA Collection. A Basis for Skills.
The main publications of the United Kingdom's Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) on vocational skills and economic development issues since 1997 were reviewed. The primary purpose of the review was to identify key messages and useful sources of further reading on a range of skills and economic development topics. The materials presented in the review were organized under the following topics: (1) the contribution of further education to economic development; (2) developing the strategic policy framework; (3) meeting employer needs; (4) meeting employee needs; (5) the content of vocational learning programs; (6) assessment and qualifications; (7) teaching and learning issues; (8) delivery of vocational learning; (9) quality improvement; (10) the provider-employer interface in partnerships; and (11) the role of other organizations in partnerships. Each of the aforesaid sections contains the following elements: (1) a brief overview of LSDA's work on the topic, explaining the purpose and types of publications that exist and identifying the key publications; (2) a summary of key messages emerging from LSDA's work; (3) a survey of the issues raised in the work; (4) identification of developmental approaches, strategies, and sources of practical advice by LSDA; and (5) sources of additional related material. (Contains 43 references. An introduction to the series is appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Delivery Systems, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Quality, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Research and Development Centers, Research Projects, Role of Education, School Business Relationship, Strategic Planning, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom (Ref. No. 1486 6of6, free). Tel: 020 7297 9000; Fax: 020 7297 9001; Web site: http://www.lsda.org.uk/home.asp. For full text: http://www.lsda.org.uk/pubs/dbaseout/download.asp?code=1486_6of6.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Learning and Skills Council, Coventry (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Note: For other volumes in the A Basis for Skills pack, see CE 085 156-159. For the full text of the pack (ISBN-1-85338-866-1), including the Introduction: http://www.lsda.org.uk/pubs/dbaseout/download.asp?code=1486_1of6.