ERIC Number: EJ799975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
You Say You Want a Revolution...
Humphries, Chris; Burford, Fiona; Keep, Ewart
Adults Learning, v19 n1 p13-15 Sep 2007
The aspirations of the Leitch Report, although challenging, are very worthy and citizens welcome the positive response of the Government toward them. However, if they are to achieve world-class skill levels in the UK, the implementation must be absolutely right and there are several issues which must, therefore, be addressed. Leitch's targets are rightly drawn from the whole working age population. To achieve them will require a massive increase in the number of adults pursuing high-quality, work-relevant learning. In this article, the authors argue that the Government should create a clear statement of principles for this tripartite responsibility, setting out unambiguously what the State should pay for, and what it expects of employers and individuals themselves, and create a public accord around these principles, linked to the Skills Pledge.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Occupational Aspiration, Adults, Government (Administrative Body)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom