9780826490476

A Guide to Vocational Education and Training

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  • ISBN13:

    9780826490476

  • ISBN10:

    0826490476

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-05-15
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

This is an accessible and clearly written survival guide to Vocational Education and Training. Christopher Winch draws on recent research to answer key questions such as: * Why is VET such an important area?* How can European models be used to develop VET in the UK?* How is VET structured and provided?* What are the main issues facing VET today?All in all, the most user-friendly and useful guide to VET ever published.

Table of Contents

Vocational education and training in England : 'will Cinderella ever make it to the ball?'p. 1
Groundhog day' : the history and development of VET in Englandp. 11
'They do things differently over there' : vocational education in Europep. 30
'Competence is all' : behaviourist reductionism in the English VET curriculum : the rise of skill-talk and competence-based education and trainingp. 45
If you can understand it, you deserve an NVQ level 5' : the structure and funding of vocational education in Englandp. 61
You take the high skills road and I'll take the low skills roadp. 81
Possible futures for VET in Englandp. 96
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