Closing the gap between vocational and general education?: evidence from University Technical Colleges in England

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Some countries, notably those which have long had a weak history of vocational education like the UK and the US, have recently seen a rapid expansion of hybrid schools which provide both general and vocational education. England introduced 'University Technical Colleges' (UTCs) in 2010 for students aged 14 to 18. Forty-eight UTCs are currently open. We use a spatial instrumental variable approach based on geographical availability to evaluate the causal effect of attending a UTC on student academic and vocational achievement and on their labour market outcomes. For those pupils who enter...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Youth; Providers of education and training; Outcomes; Secondary education

Keywords: Technical education and training; Technical school; Outcomes of education and training; Academic achievement; Employment outcomes; VET for secondary students; VET in schools; Youth transitions

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Centre for Vocational Educational Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2020

Physical description: 50 p.

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Series: CVER discussion paper series; no. 031

ISSN: 2398-7553

Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 142.133

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