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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
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Webb, Sue; Brine, Jacky; Jackson, Sue – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2006
This article questions the concept of "education for employment", which constructs a discourse of individual and societal benefit in a knowledge-driven economy. Recent policy emphasis in the European Union promotes the expansion of higher education and short-cycle vocational awards such as the intermediate two-year Foundation Degree…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Social Class
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Morgan, Arthur; Saunders, Danny; Turner, David – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2004
This article reviews the development of Community Consortia for Education and Training (CCET) in Wales, and explores their role in the development of a cohesive post-16 learning strategy. The article examines the development of the formation of one such consortium as a case study. A range of challenges are identified for making effective progress.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consortia, Partnerships in Education, Educational Strategies
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Bloomfield, Di; Taylor, Neil; Maxwell, Tom W. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2004
The question of student teachers connecting what is learned at university and within school sites has always been considered problematic. At the University of New England (UNE), in New South Wales, Australia, this issue is addressed through an action research project undertaken by fourth year Bachelor of Education (BEd) primary students during…
Descriptors: Action Research, Practicums, Student Teachers, Foreign Countries