Lifelong learning and the 'New Deal' vocationalism: Vocational training, qualifications and the small business sector
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) Lifelong learning and the 'New Deal' vocationalism: Vocational training, qualifications and the small business sector. BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 46 (4). pp. 399-414. ISSN 0007-1005Full text not available from this repository.
The success of the New Deal policies of the current Labour administration - particularly the Welfare to Work and University for Industry initiatives - will depend crucially on the cooperation of the vital small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector of British industry. In turn, the reaction of small employers to the new policies will be structured by the national vocational education and training (VET) efforts and the vocational qualifications system. Against the background nd of our recent research on SMEs in the West Midlands region, we argue that the New Deal policies will fail to engage with SME needs and interests unless the new Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) effectively abandons the old agenda of the former National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NCVQ) in its ongoing restructuring and radical review of issues and policies for VET.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 399-414|
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