'In the driving seat', or reluctant passengers?: employer engagement in qualifications development: some evidence from two recent 14-19 qualification reforms in England

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Author: Huddleston, Prue; Laczik, Andrea

Abstract:

Vocational education and training has received substantial policy attention in recent years that is paired with the ambition for the UK to become a leading country for jobs, productivity and skills. Recommendations from two recent reviews form the basis for substantial policy reforms within the 14-19 curriculum. Discourse of employer engagement has been a persistent theme in the reform agenda and the pressure on employers to engage has been intensified. Recent policy documents, particularly within the 14-19 phase, carry the exhortation for employers to jump 'in the driving seat' when it...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Qualifications; Evaluation

Keywords: Education and training reform; Education and training system; Education industry relationship; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2018

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Journal volume: 31

Journal number: 3

Journal date: May 2018

Pages: pp. 262-276

ISSN: 1363-9080, 1469-9435 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 134.817

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