The changing face of further education

It offers an insightful evaluation of FE colleges today, set against the background of New Labour Lifelong Learning initiatives and, in particular, the links between college and community.

Plato summarised the educational requirements of ancient Greece: In order to provide a vehicle for this thinking, colleges and universities now provide a wide range of courses which are tailored to suit the economic growth and well being of the country; as well as vocational and manual occupations, more and more is being done to encourage creativity, innovation and enterprise.

Children enter school at six where they first learn the three Rs reading, writing and counting and then engage with music and sports.

We are responsible for planning and funding high-quality vocational education and training for everyone. All of this suggests a renewed focus on vocational programmes and economic growth that the FE sector should be well-placed to exploit. Following the First World War, it was recognised in Government that adult education was a vital component of the reconstruction of the country.

For students, lecturers and educators in the post-compulsory sector, in addition to policy-makers and managers, this is an invaluable source of information on a subject which is still largely under-researched.

The potential of a free thinking and versatile workforce is seen as a positive step forward. They have to prove there is demand for the specialist provision in their area, and employers and industry bodies must be involved in shaping the curriculum and supporting learners.

It is believed that for the UK to maintain its position as a main player in world affairs, the workforce and its managers need to be kept abreast of worldwide trends and competition. Edwards Typology supports this vision of lifelong learning in that it is biased toward the workplace.

This timely investigation of FE and New Labour policy, takes a unique community education perspective to determine whether the social objectives of current policy can be achieved by policy-makers, managers, staff and students in FE institutions.

Some have one or more colleges involved in their management and provision. A similar institution jointly funded by the nuclear industry was announced in January, along with a planned software engineering college.

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More than 50 FE colleges and employers have expressed interest in opening a Career College, and the ambition is to open 40 over the next four years. For students, lecturers and educators in the post-compulsory sector, in addition to policy-makers and managers, this is an invaluable source of information on a subject which is still largely under-researched.

Firstly, FE colleges are making a bid for young people aged whose only option used to be to stay at school. This informal framework to learning is identified by Knowles By doing so, employees feel valued by those they work for, creating a satisfied workforce which returns high productivity.

While they will aim to help young people develop the skills and knowledge employers seek, their emphasis on core subjects will ensure options remain open, making it easy to change direction at 16 and Although in the forefront of modern thinking re personal and social development and professional advancement via post compulsory education, lifelong learning is not a new idea.

We see the importance of exercise and discipline, of story telling and games. UTCs are standalone institutions sponsored by universities and employers and specialising in science, engineering, technology and maths STEM.

We have a single goal: They must also have a strong relationship with compulsory education. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! The rapid expansion and development of the post-compulsory sector of education means that further education institutions have to cope with ever-evolving government policies.

The core national curriculum subjects will be taught alongside vocational specialisms offering good future employment prospects. The rapid expansion and development of the post-compulsory sector of education means that further education institutions have to cope with ever-evolving government policies.

Secondly, colleges are being seen as a way of developing the higher technical skills in key sectors that the UK needs to compete globally and to rebalance the economy. Colleges with a clear and understood purpose and role in their economic community will have a more secure long-term future and be better able to weather external changes.

It offers an insightful evaluation of FE colleges today, set against the background of New Labour Lifelong Learning initiatives and, in particular, the links between college and community. This book comprehensively examines the current trends in further education by means of both policy analysis and research in the field.

Two have been approved to open from at City of Oxford College, specialising in construction, and Bromley College, specialising in food and enterprise. At eighteen they are to undergo military and physical training; at 21 they enter higher studies; at 30 they begin to study philosophy and serve the polis in the army or civil service.

In this respect those who pursue lifelong learning in professional or employment fields benefit, I believe, themselves and their employers primarily, but ultimately support Government agendas for the economic well being of the country.

Our vision is that byyoung people and adults in England have the knowledge and skills matching the best in the world and are part of a fiercely competitive workforce.

Finally, colleges are becoming increasingly popular providers of higher education HE and are developing their own distinctive HE feel, with an emphasis on vocational programmes and on attracting, supporting and challenging under-represented groups.

Contemporary thinking on the subject is once again Government led and is driven by the social and economic growth of the country as globalisation marches on.

It also suggests a blurring of boundaries between school, FE and HE that could see young people taking very different routes through the education system.The Changing Face of Further Education: Lifelong Learning, Inclusion and Community in Further Education Book · July with 20 Reads DOI / The changing face of Further Education: lifelong learning, inclusion and community values in Further Education Merrill, Barbara and Hyland, Terry () The changing face of Further Education: lifelong learning, inclusion and community values in Further Education.

B.A. (Hons) Post Compulsory Education and Training Preparing for the Programme - Part 2 Reading B This paper reviews chapter 2 from The Changing Face of Further Education: Lifelong Learning, Inclusion and Community Values in Further Education (Hyland, T and Merrill, B ()).

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The changing face of further education colleges Even those clued up on education must be feeling increasingly confused by the different types of further education (FE) college beginning to pepper England's landscape.

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