Scottish education and the vocational gauntlet
Authors: Turner, Eileen; Lloyd, John; Stronach, Ian; Waterhouse, Stephen
Source: Education + Training, Volume 37, Number 2, 1995 , pp. 3-8(6)
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:Describes how the Scottish Office Education Department funded a "stock-taking exercise" by researchers based in the Department of Education at the University of Stirling during 1992/93. The project's main aims were to map and analyse the range and complexity of education-industry links (EIL) in Scotland. The picture which emerged was a complex one, with many competing and overlapping initiatives vying for space in school curricula ‐ dubbed "policy hysteria". Examines ways of analysing this complexity and finds that many national schemes and initiatives took on a distinctly "tartan" flavour in their Scottish manifestations. Selects the questions of "domestication" and "progression" within the EIL curriculum for further development.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 1995