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ERIC Number: EJ818606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
Academies and Diplomas: Two Strategies for Shaping the Future Workforce
Hatcher, Richard
Oxford Review of Education, v34 n6 p665-676 Dec 2008
The unprecedented extent of privatisation of provision in the school system on a for-profit basis is clearly one of the most significant transformations accomplished by the Blair government. However, another aspect of private sector involvement has proved much more problematic: the direct involvement of employers in the formation of the future workforce, in two forms: employer-led vocationally-oriented diplomas and state schools--Academies--run by business interests. Both strategies remain key policies of the Brown government and have been endorsed by the Conservative opposition. However, whether these two strategies can provide the basis of a stable policy settlement depends upon the extent to which they prove capable of delivering the "human capital" the economy is claimed to require. This paper assesses the evidence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom