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ERIC Number: EJ929494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1749-6896
Integrating Employment and Skills Policy: Lessons from the United Kingdom's New Deal for Young People
Nicholls, Rachel; Morgan, W. John
Education, Knowledge & Economy: A Journal for Education and Social Enterprise, v3 n2 p81-96 2009
Drawing upon interviews with key stakeholders including policy makers and providers of the flagship welfare reform programme--the New Deal for Young People, this article contributes to analysis and debate through an exploration of skills investment policy and practice in this key UK "welfare to work" programme. It concludes that the vision of a recent report to provide opportunities for welfare recipients to acquire skills in order to adapt to change, find new work and opportunities, and progress in work could founder on the philosophy that the primary purpose of training programmes and active labour market intervention for welfare recipients is to ensure the pace and progress of participants "into" work and that any educational element or advancement in work is secondary. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom