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Higgins, Steve, Ed.; Coffield, Frank, Ed. – Trentham Books, 2016
In 1916 John Dewey published "Democracy and Education: An introduction to the philosophy of education". In this book some of today's foremost historians, philosophers, psychologists, and sociologists of education mark the anniversary of Dewey's work by reviewing and reflecting, from a British perspective, on Dewey's contribution to our…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Educational Philosophy, Role of Education, Democracy
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
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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Bailey, Bill; Unwin, Lorna – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2014
This paper argues that the evolution of further education colleges in England is marked by both continuities and change, and provides evidence to show that they retain many of the characteristics and the underlying rationale present at the turn of the twentieth century. A defining characteristic remains the colleges' need to respond to student…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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
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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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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James, Laura; Guile, David; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Education and Work, 2013
For over a decade policy-makers have claimed that advanced industrial societies should develop a knowledge-based economy (KBE) in response to economic globalisation and the transfer of manufacturing jobs to lower cost countries. In the UK, this vision shaped New Labour's policies for vocational education and training (VET), higher education and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Lucas, Norman; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This paper presents findings from a study of the experiences of in-service trainee teachers in colleges of further education in England on programmes run under the auspices of and through franchise arrangements with universities. It argues that there is a significant gap between the rhetoric of gaining teaching qualifications through a work-based…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Trainees
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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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Bailey, Bill; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
In 1957, 12 years after the end of World War II, the Ministry of Education issued Circular 323 to promote the development of an element of "liberal studies" in courses offered by technical and further education (FE) colleges in England. This was perceived to be in some ways a peculiar or uncharacteristic development. However, it lasted…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Compulsory Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Education & Training, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to first, outline the features of the contemporary apprenticeship system, and its performance in terms of the numbers starting and completing programmes and second, to report the findings of empirical research which sought to identify the characteristics of effective apprenticeship.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration, Apprenticeships, Adult Learning
Stanton, Geoff, Ed.; Richardson, William, Ed. – FEDA Report, 1997
This document contains eight papers examining different aspects of categorization, divisions, and choice in further education (FE) that were commissioned during a study of tripartite pathways (for example, academic, vocational and applied) in education and training for 16-19 year olds in the United Kingdom. The following papers are included:…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs
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