ERIC Number: ED517893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Post-Compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning across the United Kingdom: Policy, Organisation and Governance
Hodgson, Ann, Ed.; Spours, Ken, Ed.; Waring, Martyn, Ed.
Institute of Education - London
Post-Compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning across the United Kingdom brings together the perspectives of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from across England, Wales and Scotland to produce a rich, up-to-date and highly textured source of evidence about this under-researched sector. The contributors analyse how each country's approach to national policy, organisation, governance and practice operates and show that by understanding this in-depth, one can move beyond simplistic comparisons, policy borrowing and idealisations towards a more effective mode of government in the future. The book looks at the commonalities and differences between the UK's national systems and compares this internationally, before it maps out and summarises each nation's key system features. It gives expert opinion on the organisational arrangements and priorities in England, Scotland and Wales and shows how each operates in practice and what implications there are for the learners, educational professionals and wider stakeholders. Chapters explore the role of the state, markets and democracy in shaping reforms in this sector before the editors summarise the key themes and discuss how they might affect convergence and divergence between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the future. The book concludes by imagining three possible scenarios for the future of education and training policy in the UK. This book will be of direct interest and relevance to national and international researchers and policy-makers in the broadly defined field of post-compulsory education and lifelong learning. It will also appeal to teachers, lecturers and postgraduate students on courses related to education and political science, and those who work in national and regional agencies in England, Scotland and Wales.
Descriptors: Evidence, Democracy, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Governance, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, Textbook Content, Comparative Education, Role Perception, Educational Practices, Delivery Systems, Organizational Theories, Systems Analysis, Educational Administration
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers; Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: University of London, Institute of Education
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (Wales)