Higher apprenticeships in England: professional and vocational formation

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Author: Hordern, Jim


This paper identifies how a series of higher apprenticeships projects funded by the UK coalition government in England between 2012 and 2014 are located within structures of professional and vocational formation. Factors that relate to the structuring of formation are discussed, including how notions of professionalization and legitimacy, and the political economy of skill, impact on formation processes. Using sketches of three modes of formation, and evidence from documents associated with eight developmental and capacity building projects, higher apprenticeships are perceived as...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Workforce development; Skills and knowledge; Qualifications; Vocational education and training; Evaluation; Research

Keywords: Professional development; Project evaluation; Analysis

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2015

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Journal volume: 13

Journal number: 3

Journal date: December 2015

Pages: pp. 174-193

ISSN: 1448-0220, 2204-5044 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 123.131

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