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Purpose – This paper aims to offer a personal view of the changes that have occurred regarding the transition from education into the world of work during the past 50 years. Design/methodology/approach – The approach taken is that of contrasting how this transition was made in the 1950s to...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline the different types and features of apprenticeships available in the 1950s. Design/methodology/approach – The term “apprenticeship” has lost the weight it had when it was originally conceived in the sixteenth century, and has now (at the...
Purpose – This paper aims to provide a perspective on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the publication of the journal Education + Training . Design/methodology/approach – The approach adopted is that of providing a viewpoint, reflecting back on papers first published in the 1950s and...
Purpose – While the growth of the Irish economy (“Celtic Tiger”) has been well documented, not enough attention has been given to the role of education as a cornerstone for the success. This paper seeks to review education policy in Ireland over the past 50 years and to identify the...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to give details of an operation carried out in Sheffield to increase the recruitment of young men into the steel forging industry. Design/methodology/approach – The Sheffield Forges Co‐operative Training Scheme was designed to encourage boys to enter...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to list and demonstrate areas in which research needs to be carried out, or questions answered, in order to raise the quality of technical education. Design/methodology/approach – The area of technical education expanded very rapidly in the late 1950s,...
Purpose – This paper aims to examine technical education in various types of secondary schools, and suggests three levels of technical courses to be taught in secondary schools. Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses the differences between technical schools and colleges, and...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a personal perspective, of a contributor and Guest Editor, on the impact of Education + Training on promoting quality research and dissemination in the area of vocational education and training (VET) in small and medium‐sized enterprises...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the need for, and development of, further education and practical training for recruits into industry. Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses how, at the time of writing, many firms were developing and operating training schemes for...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to reconsider “technical” education on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the publication of the journal Education + Training . Design/methodology/approach – The approach adopted is that of providing a historical perspective on technical...
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