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ERIC Number: EJ1126491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1477-9714
Employment-Based Education: One Model of Student Support
Christie, Hazel; Dunworth, Moira
Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, v12 n1 p98-106 May 2006
Against a background of concern about staff recruitment and retention in social services in the UK, the authors examine one model of employer support for staff undergoing professional training alongside their employment. It is argued that support for these mature students needs to be broader than that normally offered within educational institutions, and this model of bespoke consultancy worked well for one student, who made the transition from academic underachievement to professional qualification with a distinction in her final course. It is suggested that support offered within an employment context can be motivating and more readily accessible to these students, whose locus remains in the workplace while they study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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