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Data collected in ESRCs 1619 Initiative on 5,000 young peoplesattitudes to training and experience of training are analysed. Twogroups of young people aged 1516 years old and 1718 years old in 1987were followed up for two years in Swindon, Sheffield, Liverpool andKirkcaldy. The findings show a...
Until recently, BTEC courses have been seen as part of further andhigher education. Schools could not teach BTEC First and many of themlaboured under the illusion that they could not independently offerNational courses. The experiences of one school, which recentlysuccessfully underwent the...
An initiative to help facilitate a more genuine partnership betweenthe participants of the Leeds Compact is described. Emphasis has beenplaced on the development of a team of Compact Associates drawn fromeducation, careers and business to take ownership and responsibility forthe training...
The problems that can arise when embarking on a teaching programmefor mature students who differ widely in ethnic origin and educationalbackground are addressed. One of the major objectives at the outset ofthe course was based on the acquisition of study skillsand the induction week proved very...
The course in economics awareness provided by the Enterprise inHigher Education Project at the University of Durham has been designedin response to the revolutionary pressures being exerted from threesources em the schools sector, government and employers em forchanges in higher education, not...
It has never been more important for schools and employers to worktogether. Indeed, collaboration between education and industry is one ofthe great success stories of the 1980s in Britain, with more activepartnerships than ever before. The background to partnership suggests avariety of motives...
Recent years have seen the development of the Enterprise in HigherEducation EHE initiative. How an enterprise activity can be developedand integrated with academic criteria while drawing simultaneously onthe resources of history and commerce is illustrated. The benefits ofenterprise, using the...
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