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Richardson, William – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Adult Education, War
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Ainley, Patrick – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This paper revisits the crucial period following the Arab oil boycott of 1973, when the welfare state in the UK finally collapsed along with the heavy industrial base upon which it rested. Unlike the post-war welfare-state "settlement", the new post-welfare market state was imposed by Margaret Thatcher's governments. It was marked for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries