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Howieson, Cathy; Spours, Ken; Young, Michael – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This Introduction provides an overview of the distinctive contribution of the late David Raffe to educational research in the UK and internationally over a 40-year period. His wide-ranging research on post-compulsory education and training systems was enriched by the development of conceptual distinctions that have become part of the lingua franca…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
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Howieson, Cathy; Croxford, Linda – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This paper considers the role of independent research in helping an education and training system "know itself", illustrating this through the experience of the Centre for Educational Sociology (CES) of which David Raffe¬†was a member and director. It highlights the tensions in the research-policy relationship arising from the different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Decision Making, Educational Sociology
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McKechnie, Jim; Hobbs, Sandy; Simpson, Amanda; Anderson, Seonaid; Howieson, Cathy; Semple, Sheila – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
Research has shown that the majority of school students combine full-time education with part-time employment. To date educationalists have paid little attention to this, in part due to the negative views about the "quality" of such work and its effect on educational attainment. In this research, a case study approach is used to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Employment, Part Time Employment, Job Skills
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Hodgson, Ann; Howieson, Cathy; Raffe, David; Spours, Ken; Tinklin, Teresa – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
In this article, we compare Curriculum 2000 and Higher Still, recent reforms of post-16 education in England and Scotland respectively. Current and earlier research on the unification of academic and vocational learning in England, Scotland and other European countries is drawn on in order to suggest areas for mutual learning to inform future…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Howieson, Cathy; And Others – Journal of Education and Work, 1997
Comparison of Scottish and English attempts to unify academic and vocational education shows the English concept to be more political, radical, and focused on critique of the existing system. In Scotland, the concept of a unified system is more consensual and specific, but less visionary. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy