Too true to be good: some thoughts on the 'high skills vision', and on where policy is really taking us


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Author: Keep, Ewart


This paper seeks to provide a set of three scenarios for the year 2015 (of which a high skills society is but one), and then see where current policy trajectories might lead in terms of these different projections of what the future might look like. The value of this heuristic device, it will be argued, is that it presents policies as courses of action and choice that become set (path dependency), thereby offering access to certain options while excluding many others. One of the aims of adopting this device is to make it clear where it can be argued current government policies are...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Research; Policy; Management; Outcomes

Keywords: Policy analysis; Planning of education and training; Training policy; Future; History

Geographic subjects: England; Europe; Great Britain

Published: [Oxford, England]: SKOPE, 2003

Physical description: 30 p.

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Date: 2003

Place: Conventry, England

Resource type: Conference paper

Document number: TD/TNC 128.327

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