Between two worlds: linking education and employment


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Author: Field, Simon


This chapter looks at different systems of education and training around the world. It discusses a curious paradox. Although the world of work is deeply dependent on the skills that arise from learning, employers and other stakeholders from the world of work are often remarkably uninvolved in education in general, and even in vocational education and training systems. The chapter also looks at the origins of this unfortunate paradox, why it matters, and how it might be resolved. The challenges faced by vocational education are also a problem, in some ways an even bigger problem, for...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Higher education; Providers of education and training; Employment; Qualifications; Outcomes

Keywords: Relevance of education and training; Education industry relationship; Education work relationship; Partnership in education and training

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2019

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Pages: pp. 217-227

Related items: TD/TNC 133.717

ISBN: 9781138501041 (print); 9781315144115 (ebk)

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 134.849

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