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ERIC Number: EJ895504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0939
Learning to Work in the Creative and Cultural Sector: New Spaces, Pedagogies and Expertise
Guile, David John
Journal of Education Policy, v25 n4 p465-484 Jul 2010
The paper questions the link that policy-makers assume exists between qualifications and access to employment in the creative and cultural (C&C) sector. It identifies how labour market conditions in the C&C sector undermine this assumption and how the UK's policy formation process inhibits education and training (E&T) actors from countering these labour market conditions. It demonstrates how non-government agencies ("intermediary organizations") are creating new spaces to assist aspiring entrants to develop the requisite forms of "vocational practice", "social capital" and "moebius strip" (i.e., entrepreneurial) expertise to enter and succeed in the sector. It concludes by identifying a number of: (a) new principles for the governance of E&T at the national level; (b) pedagogic strategies to facilitate "horizontal" transitions into and within the C&C sector; and (c) skill formation issues for all E&T stakeholders to address. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom