Government, Markets and Vocational Qualifications
An Anatomy of Policy
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Government, Markets and Vocational Qualifications by Peter Raggatt
Book DescriptionDuring the 1980s and 1990s the elaboration of a reformed system of vocational qualifications was perhaps the most controversial of all the governments efforts to improve the provision of vocational education and training. Based largely on interviews with nearly 100 individuals who were closely involved with these reforms, this book provides an in-depth account of the origins, development and implementation of NVQ and GNVQ policies. In accounting for the progress of vocational qualifications policy three main areas are covered by the book. Firstly the authors look at the origins of the reformed system, then examine the initial implementation of the NVQ and GNVQ policies in the late 1980s and early 1990s and identify the considerable problems that accompanied the reform process. Thirdly, the book focuses on the ways in which the reformed policy was sustained during the 1990s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750709170
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Raggatt
Government, Markets and Vocational Qualifications, Paperback (September 1999)
Looks at the initial implementation of NVQs and GNVQs and at the considerable problems encountered. It also examines how the policies were sustained.
Boundaries of Adult Learning, Paperback (November 1995)
The changing face of adult learning in the UK is the subject of this OU reader, reviewing the changes that have taken place and the extent to which inequality of opportunity still exists.
Learning Society, Paperback (November 1995)
This reader critically examines the demographic, technological, economic and cultural challenges which have led to interest in the learning society and learning for life.
Change and Intervention, Hardback (May 1991)» View all books by Peter Raggatt
A number of papers on policies for vocational education and training VET, written by policy makers, educationalists, industrialists and trainers. The book presents a series of different perspectives revealing the scale of change and intervention currently affecting VET's infrastructure.
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