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ERIC Number: EJ1016605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
From Defective Loafers to Ignorant Yobs: Low Attainers in a Global Knowledge Economy
Tomlinson, Sally
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v55 n1 p133-142 2013
In a global and increasingly "knowledge-driven" economy where even semi-skilled jobs require qualifications, what may be done with and for young people whose attainment in school is low? This article draws on recent research with head teachers, college principals and administrators in English local authorities, combined with material gathered on visits to a number of foreign countries, to outline the issues. It illuminates that successive English governments have failed to provide a coherent system of vocational education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland; Germany; Malta; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United States
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