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Welfare Reform on the Web (July 2003): Education - UK - Training

CHANGING PEOPLE'S LIVES: THE FIRST ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS OF THE LEARNING AND SKILLS COUNCIL

London: TSO, 2003 (House of Commons papers, session 2002/03; HC585)

The Learning and Skills Council is responsible for funding post-16 learning other than higher education. Its mission is to raise participation and attainment through provision of high quality education and training. Report charts progress since the launch of the Council in March 2003.

INFLUENCING THE UK SKILLS AGENDA

C Duff

Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 35, 2003, p.53-55

Calls on employers to influence the UK government's vocational education and training agenda through the newly created Sector Skills Councils, which operate within a national network given the umbrella title of "Skills for Business".

THE MARTIAN VIEW IN NOTTINGHAM

A Clark

Working Brief, issue 144, May 2003, p.26-29

Gives an overview of the economic situation on Nottinghamshire. Shows how the work of the Adult and Community Learning Service (ACLS) is helping meet the needs of people in Nottinghamshire. The ACLS works in partnership with others to identify what learning is required and to provide it. Details the ways in which this is done.

THE SEARCH FOR REALISTIC POLICIES FOR LIFELONG LEARNING

R Stakes

International Journal of Applied Human Resource Management, vol. 4, 2003, p.90-109

Recent international reports have emphasised the importance of the individual continuing to develop his/her knowledge and skills to ensure his/her lifelong employability in the globalised knowledge economy. In this context, author presents a case study of the foundation degree programme for classroom assistants offered by Brancaster College. This programme offers both personal development opportunities and the chance to progress to teacher training.

TEACHING AND TRAINING IN POST-COMPULSORY EDUCATION

A Armitage and others

Buckingham: Open University Press, 2003

New edition of this book has been revised and updated to include recent initiatives and developments in post-compulsory education including:

  • the growth of vocationalism in education
  • Curriculum 2000
  • New curricula in nurse training and police training
  • Foundation degrees
  • The Learning and Skills Councils
  • Appropriate FENTO standards
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