The recruitment of VET teachers and the failure of policy in England’s further education sector

Pamela Hanley, Kevin Orr

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

England’s further education (FE) sector has been characterised by instability and policy churn for at least three decades during which time reform of vocational education and training (VET) has been piled on top of reform, with few resulting in lasting chang. eIn the context of another ambitious new reform of VET in England, this article reports on a study that examined the chronic difficulties in recruiting teachers of vocational science, engineering and technology (SET) to FE colleges. We argue that these difficulties in recruiting SET teachers reveal persistent weaknesses in policy planning for the English VET sector and help to explain the serial failure of VET policy in England.
LanguageEnglish
Pages103-114
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Education and Work
Volume32
Issue number2
Early online date17 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

Fingerprint

further education
vocational education
Vocational Education
reform of vocational education
engineering science
teacher
reform
planning
Vocational education and training
Further education
Education sector
England
Recruiting

Cite this

@article{63d10d9b48024ffa8603c8be1f98bb3b,
title = "The recruitment of VET teachers and the failure of policy in England’s further education sector",
abstract = "England’s further education (FE) sector has been characterised by instability and policy churn for at least three decades during which time reform of vocational education and training (VET) has been piled on top of reform, with few resulting in lasting chang. eIn the context of another ambitious new reform of VET in England, this article reports on a study that examined the chronic difficulties in recruiting teachers of vocational science, engineering and technology (SET) to FE colleges. We argue that these difficulties in recruiting SET teachers reveal persistent weaknesses in policy planning for the English VET sector and help to explain the serial failure of VET policy in England.",
keywords = "Vocational education and training, further education colleges, policy, skills",
author = "Pamela Hanley and Kevin Orr",
year = "2019",
month = "6",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/13639080.2019.1617842",
language = "English",
volume = "32",
pages = "103--114",
journal = "Journal of Education and Work",
issn = "1363-9080",
publisher = "Brill",
number = "2",

}

The recruitment of VET teachers and the failure of policy in England’s further education sector. / Hanley, Pamela; Orr, Kevin.

In: Journal of Education and Work, Vol. 32, No. 2, 01.06.2019, p. 103-114.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - The recruitment of VET teachers and the failure of policy in England’s further education sector

AU - Hanley, Pamela

AU - Orr, Kevin

PY - 2019/6/1

Y1 - 2019/6/1

N2 - England’s further education (FE) sector has been characterised by instability and policy churn for at least three decades during which time reform of vocational education and training (VET) has been piled on top of reform, with few resulting in lasting chang. eIn the context of another ambitious new reform of VET in England, this article reports on a study that examined the chronic difficulties in recruiting teachers of vocational science, engineering and technology (SET) to FE colleges. We argue that these difficulties in recruiting SET teachers reveal persistent weaknesses in policy planning for the English VET sector and help to explain the serial failure of VET policy in England.

AB - England’s further education (FE) sector has been characterised by instability and policy churn for at least three decades during which time reform of vocational education and training (VET) has been piled on top of reform, with few resulting in lasting chang. eIn the context of another ambitious new reform of VET in England, this article reports on a study that examined the chronic difficulties in recruiting teachers of vocational science, engineering and technology (SET) to FE colleges. We argue that these difficulties in recruiting SET teachers reveal persistent weaknesses in policy planning for the English VET sector and help to explain the serial failure of VET policy in England.

KW - Vocational education and training

KW - further education colleges

KW - policy

KW - skills

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85066074526&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/13639080.2019.1617842

DO - 10.1080/13639080.2019.1617842

M3 - Article

VL - 32

SP - 103

EP - 114

JO - Journal of Education and Work

T2 - Journal of Education and Work

JF - Journal of Education and Work

SN - 1363-9080

IS - 2

ER -