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ERIC Number: EJ774315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 34
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
In Search of the Further Education of Young People in Post-War England
Richardson, William
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v59 n3 p385-418 Sep 2007
This article surveys three strands of development in the further education of young people in England since the Second World War: its institutional evolution, some aspects of the experience of its students and staff, and the political and economic imperatives that have given it shape and direction. The account draws upon a wide range of primary secondary sources, from the literatures of professional and social research, economics, political science and political history. Toward the end of the paper, a broader comparative perspective is adopted in order to pin down the distinctiveness of the English experience, before overall conclusions are drawn. These discuss the extent to which further education in England remains a local enterprise and the areas of continuity that, as whole, account both for its identity and its place in English culture and society. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Act 1944 (England); Education Reform Act 1988 (England)