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Avis, James; Canning, Roy; Fisher, Roy; Morgan-Klein, Brenda; Simmons, Robin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
This article compares and contrasts the policy context of Vocational Education Teacher Training (VETT) in Scotland and England by setting this within its wider socio-economic context, one emphasising lifelong learning and competitiveness. This facilitates a comparison of the two nations and enables an analysis of VETT responses to globalisation…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Policy Analysis, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Orr, Kevin; Simmons, Robin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
Since 2001 there has been a statutory requirement for teachers in English further education (FE) colleges to gain teaching qualifications. However, in marked distinction from other sectors of education, around 90% of FE teachers are employed untrained, and complete their initial teacher training on a part-time in-service basis. Traditionally, this…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Adult Education, Trainees, Inservice Teacher Education
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Russell, Lisa; Simmons, Robin; Thompson, Ron – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
Transitions of young people from school to employment, further education or training have been a focus of government policy in the UK for at least the last three decades. Since the late 1990s, numerous policy initiatives have been introduced by New Labour in an attempt to reduce social exclusion through the increased participation of young people…
Descriptors: Employment, Adult Education, Young Adults, Foreign Countries
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Simmons, Robin; Thompson, Ron – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
Recent research on post-compulsory teacher educators in England suggests that there is a high degree of feminisation of this workforce, particularly where further and higher education partnerships are concerned. This process of feminisation has taken place against a background in which English post-compulsory education has increasingly been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Postsecondary Education, Gender Issues