Improving Learning, Skills and Inclusion by Frank Coffield
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Improving Learning, Skills and Inclusion
By Frank Coffield

Improving Learning, Skills and Inclusion

The Impact of Policy on Post-compulsory Education

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Improving Learning, Skills and Inclusion by Frank Coffield

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How can opportunities for teaching and learning be improved to ensure that many more people participate, gain qualifications and obtain decent jobs? Will government policies enable us to achieve these goals? What new ideas do we need to ensure a more inclusive, equitable and efficient learning system? These are some of the main concerns which underlie this thought-provoking book coming from a major research project looking at how policies affect learners, tutors, managers and institutional leaders in Further Education Colleges, Adult and Community Learning centres and in Work Based Learning sites. Post compulsory education in the UK has been constantly restructured by the New Labour government and has been subject to considerable policy turbulence over the last few years. This book attempts to understand this important but poorly understood sector by both talking to students and front-line staff and by interviewing the officials responsible for managing post-compulsory education and lifelong learning. By examining the sector simultaneously from the 'bottom up' and from 'top down', the authors show how recent policy is affecting three disadvantaged groups - 16-19 year olds who have fared poorly in official tests at school; unemployed adults learning basic skills; and employees at work learning basic skills. The authors conclude that there are serious failings and suggest principles and features of a more equitable and effective learning system.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415461818
ISBN-10: 0415461812
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Frank Coffield

Frank Coffield is Professor at the Schoolo of Lifelong Education & International Development at the Institute of Education where Dr Ann Hodgson and Dr Ken Spours are also based. Dr Ian Finlay is at the University of Strathclyde.

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