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Gomoluch, Karen; Bailey, Bill – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
This article examines the development of teacher training for teachers in technical and further education in England through the memories of the staff of Bolton Technical Teachers College, one of the first national centres set up for this purpose. After a brief account of the origins and the development of the college up to its merger with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Adult Education, Technical 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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Bailey, Bill – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This paper examines the beginnings of courses of teacher training for teachers in technical and further education in England. First the development of the technical education sector and its distinctive part-time nature is traced, alongside the activities of the three associations representing the colleges and their staffs. The views of these on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Adult Education, Technical Institutes
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Griffin, Anne; Bailey, Bill – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1999
Interviews with the predominantly female staff of a Russian vocational teachers college revealed strong professional and personal commitment. Their sense of community and collective action is being threatened by growing uncertainty in the emerging market economy. (SK)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education