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ERIC Number: EJ787576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
Reflecting on the Skills Agenda: A Construction Industry Perspective
O'Donnell, Hugh; Karallis, Takis; Sandelands, Eric
Education & Training, v50 n1 p59-63 2008
Purpose: This paper aims to provide a perspective on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the publication of the journal "Education + Training." Design/methodology/approach: The approach adopted is that of providing a viewpoint, reflecting back on papers first published in the 1950s and relating them to current issues in the international construction industry. Findings: While the context in which skills debates are conducted have changed (e.g. through greater internationalism) many concerns from the 1950s remain current (e.g. how to attract and develop apprentices and graduates). Research limitations/implications: This paper provides a perspective and does not represent empirical research. It seeks to compare and contrast industry concerns 50 years apart. Originality/value: This paper is one of a series commissioned by the journal on its fiftieth anniversary. Its originality stems from the subject matter and the construction industry perspective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom