Questioning the simplistic link between qualifications and labour market entry: new forms of expertise and learning in the creative and cultural sector

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Author: Guile, David


The paper questions the link that policymakers assume exists between qualifications and access to employment in the creative and cultural (C&C) sector. It identifies how labour market conditions in the C&C sector undermine this assumption and how the UK's policy formation process inhibits education and training (E&T) actors from countering these labour market conditions. It demonstrates how non-government agencies ('intermediary organisations') are creating new spaces to assist aspiring entrants to develop the requisite forms of 'vocational practice', 'social capital' and 'moebius-strip'...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Employment; Qualifications; Research; Governance

Keywords: Critical analysis; Education work relationship; Employability; Entry into working life; Education and training system; Government role

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies, 2010

Physical description: 35 p.

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Series: LLAKES research paper; no. 2

ISSN: 2042-5929

Resource type: Paper

Rights: This paper may be cited or briefly quoted in line with the usual academic conventions, and for personal use. However, this paper must not be published elsewhere (such as mailing lists, bulletin boards etc.) without the author's explicit permission.

Call number: TD/TNC 117.1054

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