Exporting failure: the strange case of NVQs and overseas markets
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) Exporting failure: the strange case of NVQs and overseas markets. EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 24 (3). pp. 369-380. ISSN 0305-5698Full text not available from this repository.
At a time when Britain's vocational education and training (VET) system and vocational qualifications are undergoing a major review and restructuring in response to critical reports about the model established tinder the former National Council for Vocational Qualifications, the British Council and associated agencies is currently trying to market National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) overseas. The chief weaknesses and failings of NVQs and the competence-based education and training (CBET) system on which they are based are outlined in terms of assessment anomalies and the needs of firms, trainees and employers. Since these shortcomings are so so serious, it is suggested that-until they have been remedied through the current reforms under the aegis of the new Qualifications and Curriculum Authority-it is ethically unjustifiable to export a failed VET system to countries which may be unaware of the critical research surrounding NVQs and CBET.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal or Publication Title:||EDUCATIONAL STUDIES|
|Publisher:||CARFAX PUBL CO|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 369-380|
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