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Edwards, Richard; Minty, Sarah; Miller, Kate – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
This article explores two case studies of the literacy practices of assessment in the vocational curriculum. Previous studies have identified learning in the vocational curriculum as being assessment-driven and that subjects often associated with limited levels of literacy actually require multiple literacy practices from students. Drawing upon…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Vocational Education, Literacy, Case Studies
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Smith, June; Satchwell, Candice; Edwards, Richard; Miller, Kate; Fowler, Zoe; Gaechter, Joyce; Knowles, Joanne; Phillipson, Christine; Young, Rosheen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
This paper draws from the "Literacies for Learning in Further Education" research project, funded through the Teaching and Learning Research Programme. Drawing on the empirical study of literacy practices in eight childcare courses in Scotland and England, we seek to demonstrate that, integral to the learning careers of students are…
Descriptors: Careers, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Edwards, Richard; Miller, Kate – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
Retention, attainment and progression have become key issues in post-compulsory education in the UK, as the policy agenda of increasing and widening participation has taken hold. Keeping students in the system, enabling them to gain qualifications and thereby progress to higher level courses is a key educational goal. Yet alongside increasing…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Educational Objectives, Qualifications, Adult Education
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Miller, Kate; Satchwell, Candice – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2006
With reference to the Literacies for Learning in Further Education TLRP project, this article suggests that teachers' and students' views of students' literacy capabilities are often influenced by a deficit model of literacy which does not take account of students' everyday literacy practices. The article revisits some of the literature on…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Beliefs, Literacy, Expectation