Higher apprenticeships and the shaping of vocational knowledge

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Author: Hordern, Jim

Abstract:

Higher apprenticeships are celebrated in current policy discourses as an alternative to traditional higher education, with the claim that they will prepare higher apprentices for their future careers and enhance industrial productivity through higher skill levels. This paper aims to scrutinise these claims using notions developed by Bernstein and related work in the sociology of educational knowledge, identifying how the formulation of higher vocational knowledge will affect how apprentices work, learn and access knowledge. It is suggested that the socio-epistemic processes through which...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2015

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Journal volume: 20

Journal number: 1

Journal date: March 2015

Pages: pp. 17-34

ISSN: 1359-6748, 1747-5122 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 119.943

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