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Fuller, Alison, Ed.; Heath, Sue, Ed.; Johnston, Brenda, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Extending the chance for people from diverse backgrounds to participate in Higher Education (HE) is a priority in the UK and many countries internationally. Previous work on widening participation in HE however has focussed on why people choose to go to university but this vital new research has focussed on looking at why people choose not to go.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Networks, Social Capital, Foreign Countries
Adults Learning, 2012
There is much to welcome in Doug Richard's independent report on the future of apprenticeships. The Richard review offers proposals for redefining and improving the quality of apprenticeships, and for focusing them more on the needs of employers. But will the proposals work, if adopted, and what will be the impact on adults? For this article, the…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Development, Educational Change, Position Papers
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Vocations and Learning, 2017
Over 25 years ago, Brown and Duguid ("Organisation Science," 2(1), 40-57, 1991) highlighted the differences between the way organisations formally describe and delineate jobs and the actual practices of their employees. This paper combines ideas from their seminal contribution with theories of "job crafting" and identity to…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Hospitals, Health Personnel, Professional Identity
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
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Fuller, Alison – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Sure Start has been a flagship policy for the UK Labour Government since 1998. Its aim was to improve the life chances of children under five years of age who live in areas of socio-economic disadvantage by means of multi-agency, multidisciplinary Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs). Speech and language therapists have played a key…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Speech Therapy, Speech Language Pathology
Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Adults Learning, 2012
Is there an optimum age to be an apprentice? For most people, their image of an apprentice would be a teenage school leaver. Yet, in England, the majority of apprentices are over the age of 19 when they start their apprenticeship, and 40 per cent are 25 or over. This would be very unusual in other European countries. In this article, the authors…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Models
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – London Review of Education, 2011
This paper examines the Coalition Government's plans for vocational education and training for 14- to 19-year-olds in England. It argues that new types of educational institutions will enable the emergence of new forms of segmentation in which the vocational track is likely to become split into 'technical education' and lower level 'practical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Politics of Education
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Turbin, Jill; Fuller, Alison; Wintrup, Julie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
There is growing research and policy interest in the extent to which government supported Apprenticeship in England provides a platform for educational and career progression in different occupational sectors. This paper makes a contribution to this debate by presenting research on the healthcare sector undertaken in a regional health authority in…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Labor Market, Barriers, Foreign Countries
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Thomas, Jeanne L.; Schuster, Elizabeth O.; Fuller, Alison R. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2016
In social work practice, writing is a tool for advocacy, communication with clients, and other professionals, and accountability. In virtually all practice settings, workers at every organizational level invest significant time and effort in writing. However, the social work education literature reveals little attention to teaching BSW students to…
Descriptors: Social Work, Accountability, Writing Skills, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Vocations and Learning, 2010
This paper explores the concept of apprenticeship in the context of the professional formation of knowledge workers. It draws on evidence from research conducted in two knowledge intensive organizations: a research-intensive, elite university; and a "cutting edge" software engineering company. In the former, we investigated the learning…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Employees, Knowledge Economy, Professional Services
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Fuller, Alison; Rizvi, Sadaf; Unwin, Lorna – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2013
Apprenticeship has always played both a social and economic role. Today, it forms part of the regeneration strategies of cities in the United Kingdom. This involves the creation and management of complex institutional relationships across the public and private domains of the civic landscape. This paper argues that it is through closely observed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Urban Areas, Social Capital
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Education and Work, 2009
This paper explores the changes and continuities to apprenticeship in England since the 1960s. It argues that apprenticeship is primarily a model of learning that still has relevance for skill formation, personal development and employer need. It also argues that, since the late 1970s and the introduction of state-sponsored youth training,…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Dyke, Martin; Johnston, Brenda; Fuller, Alison – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
This paper provides a critical appraisal of approaches to reflexivity in sociology. It uses data from social network research to argue that Archer's approach to reflexivity provides a valuable lens with which to understand how people navigate their education and career pathways. The paper is also critical of Archer's methodology and typology of…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Networks, Reflection, Social Science Research
Ainley, Patrick, Ed.; Rainbird, Helen, Ed. – 1999
The 14 chapters in this volume examine different types of apprenticeships from a variety of perspectives. "Introduction" (Patrick Ainley, Helen Rainbird) provides an overview of the content. Three chapters in Part 1 examine the history of apprenticeship: "The Apprentice in History" (Richard Aldrich); "The Changing…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational History
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Heath, Sue; Fuller, Alison; Johnston, Brenda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This paper explores whether and in what ways young people's perceptions and experiences of higher education (HE) can facilitate the transmission within their social networks of social capital both upwardly (from child to parent) and horizontally (from sibling to sibling), and thus can potentially provide bridging capital to family members,…
Descriptors: Siblings, Young Adults, Social Networks, Educational Experience
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