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Keep, Ewart – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This article provides a response to the other contributions in this special issue and explores the range and scale of the opportunities for policy learning across the four UK nations. It addresses the importance of locating FE and skills policy within wider national policy contexts, national choices between markets and systems and the wider…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Laboratories, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Keep, Ewart – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This article takes as its starting point David Raffe's pioneering work on "home international" comparisons across the UK, and compares and contrasts current and emerging English and Scottish developments and policy trajectories primarily as they relate to vocational education broadly defined, but also with some observations concerning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Educational Strategies, Comparative Analysis
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Keep, Ewart – Journal of Education and Work, 2012
This article focuses on a range of macro-level issues that frame debates about industry/education interaction in the UK. It explores a number of features that underpin the structure of the debate, including the declining "Britishness" of much of British business and the emergence of business as a for-profit provider of learning. It then…
Descriptors: Industry, Interaction, Job Skills, Foreign Countries
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Keep, Ewart – Journal of Education and Work, 2002
Compares two models of vocational education policy in England: the traditional Learning and Skills Council approach relying on institutional change and increased skills supply and the Performance and Innovation Unit's focus on skill demand. Outlines weaknesses in the supply-side approach but suggests that demand-side policy must overcome…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs
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Keep, Ewart – Journal of Education and Work, 1999
In Britain, a "third way" to labor-force development (between U.S. deregulation and the German dual system) includes flexible labor markets and supply-side interventions. However, National Vocational Qualifications and other elements of the British system rely on outmoded concepts of work organization and skills. The third way is likely…
Descriptors: Competition, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Labor Force Development