Post-compulsory education: Issues for 16-18-year-olds

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This chapter explores a number of issues surrounding post-compulsory education and training and, to contextualize the discussion, the competitiveness settlement is explored. The argument that education should play a significant role in developing the skills and knowledge required by the economy is critically examined. This sits alongside a discussion of the way in which the economy is currently conceived, as well an exploration of New Labour's interest in modernizing the economy, and developing a society characterized by social inclusion, cohesion and justice. This analysis leads to a discussion of the 16–19 curriculum in relation to the vocational/academic divide, Key Skills and progressive curricular forms. The chapter concludes with an analysis of the limits and possibilities for ...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation Studies
Subtitle of host publicationEssential Issues
EditorsSteve Bartlett, Diana M. Burton
PublisherSAGE Publications Inc.
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781446215043
ISBN (Print)9780761940500
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes


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