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ERIC Number: EJ787574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
Vocational Education and Training in SMEs: The Role of "Education+Training" in Promoting Quality Research
Matlay, Harry
Education & Training, v50 n1 p67-70 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a personal perspective, of a contributor and Guest Editor, on the impact of "Education + Training" on promoting quality research and dissemination in the area of vocational education and training (VET) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It has been written specifically to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of "Education + Training." Design/methodology/approach: The author adopts a reflective approach to evaluate critically the progression of this topic in terms of individual articles and Special Issues published since 1997, and reviews his close involvement with this journal. Findings: This journal is widely recognised as a leader in its field. In terms of VET in SMEs, "Education + Training" has made a significant impact upon academic research and dissemination and contributed to emergent policy making in the UK and elsewhere. Originality/value: This paper provides a succinct point of view on the impact and development of an academic journal. Its originality stems from the unique perspective offered by a contributor who, since 2000, also guest edited an annual double Special Issue on topics related to VET in SMEs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom