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Short, Heather; Anderson, Valerie Anne – European Journal of Training and Development, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the implications of national and international standards for human resource development (HRD) practice. It focuses on the experiences, perceptions and learning of those involved in the social construction of standards and standardisation processes. Design/methodology/approach: The research is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Standard Setting, Policy Formation
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Krapp, Max-Christopher; Pannowitsch, Sylvia – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
Following an interpretative approach this paper investigates the role of knowledge orders, understood as settings which attribute relevance to specific expertise. The changing patterns of incorporation of expertise in policy formulation as well as public justification are analysed for German and British labour market policy. From a comparative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Public Policy, Policy Formation
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Walker, Martyn A. – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2015
This paper traces the origins and development of coal mining education and training in Britain from 1900 to the 1970s, by which time the coal industry had substantially declined. It looks at the progress from working-class self-help to national policy in support of education and training. The research makes use of college prospectuses and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fuels, Mining, Adult Education
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Ndille, Roland – African Educational Research Journal, 2015
The British colonial policy of education in the Southern Cameroons was guided by the philosophy of adapting education to the mentality, aptitude and occupations of the local population. This policy was gradually abandoned in the 1950s when it was realized that it was serving the colonial exploitative agenda of keeping natives to a permanently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational History, Postcolonialism
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Menter, Ian – British Educational Research Journal, 2014
In his inaugural Presidential Address, given to the BERA Conference 2013 at the University of Sussex, Ian Menter addresses a number of issues concerning educational policy and the contributions that educational research might make to policy development. As BERA approaches its fortieth anniversary, he also sets out some of the responsibilities that…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Professional Associations
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Ribbins, Peter; Sherratt, Brian – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2013
Given that elevation to permanent secretary is widely recognised as the apotheosis of a career in the Whitehall bureaucracy, it is remarkable that so few have been the subject of sustained biographical research and that this key role remains largely un-theorised. As such, this paper reports on aspects of a longitudinal study which set out to…
Descriptors: Administrators, Government Employees, Educational Policy, Administrator Role
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Hodgson, Ann; Spours, Ken – London Review of Education, 2011
Here we draw on recent research and on earlier contributions on convergence and divergence across Great Britain to consider possible future trajectories for 14-19 education and training in England. We use a UK-wide lens to reflect on 14-19 strategies in England by showing how common issues can be tackled in different ways in Scotland, Wales and…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Models, Educational Change
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Madeira, Ana Isabel – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2005
This article draws a comparison between the Portuguese in relation to British and French discourses on overseas educational policies at the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century until the 1930s. It focuses on three main colonial educational dynamics: school expansion (comparing the public and private sectors); State-Church relations…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Ideology
Evans, Karen, Ed.; Hodkinson, Phil, Ed.; Unwin, Lorna, Ed. – 2002
This book contains 13 papers on transformations in the nature of work that affect the learning and skill requirements of jobs and individuals and ways those requirements can be met. The following papers are included: "The Significance of Workplace Learning for a 'Learning Society'" (Karen Evans, Helen Rainbird); "Learning Careers:…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Development, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
Cieslik, Mark, Ed.; Pollock, Gary, Ed. – 2002
Drawing on empirical research and theoretical writings, this book examines how concepts such as risk society and individualization may be used in the field of youth studies. It explores young peoples' identities, youth cultures, and a multiplicity of ways in which risk can be understood and influence youth policy agendas in the future. Chapter 1,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Criminals, Culture
Gray, Fred, Ed. – 2002
This document contains 12 papers about lifelong learning in rural communities in Great Britain. The papers, which are intended for lecturers, tutors, and guidance professionals but may also prove useful to organizations providing lifelong learning and policymakers, include conceptual tools as well as empirical case studies documenting lifelong…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs
Steedman, Hilary; Gospel, Howard; Ryan, Paul – 1998
The recent history of apprenticeship in Great Britain was examined to identify the issues arising from the latest reforms and future expansion of the system. A team of university academics with strong research interests in training and skills collected information from a large body of academic work in the field of apprenticeship and training and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies
Greenhalgh, Claire – 1995
This report summarizes papers presented and the resulting discussions at a conference focused on key issues emerging from the 1994 United Nations International Year of the Family and how these issues should be reflected in policies for families in Great Britain. The papers addressed the following topics: (1) specific achievements of the United…
Descriptors: Divorce, Economic Factors, Economic Impact, Employed Parents
Bargh, Catherine; Scott, Peter; Smith, David – 1996
This book reports on a British research project involving a questionnaire survey of 494 university governors and a multi-site case study analysis to examine how different types of higher education institutions (especially "old" and "new" universities and colleges) converge and/or diverge in their governance styles. Chapter 1…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Board Administrator Relationship, Change Agents, Colleges
Field, John – 2000
This document explores the sudden increase in interest in lifelong learning among policymakers in Great Britain and elsewhere; existing patterns of participation in lifelong learning; the measures being developed to promote lifelong learning; and the prospects of achieving a viable learning society. The following are among the topics discussed in…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes
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