Establishing a UK 'Home International' comparative research programme for post-compulsory learning

Byrne, Delma and Raffe, David (2005) Establishing a UK 'Home International' comparative research programme for post-compulsory learning. Technical Report. Learning and Skills Research Centre, London.

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This report makes recommendations for a programme of ‘home international’ comparative research into post-compulsory learning, comparing the four home countries of the UK. Such a programme would be timely because the political devolution of 1999 has increased the differences between the post-compulsory learning systems of the four countries. A programme of home international comparative research could help policy makers, learners, practitioners and other stakeholders to understand these differences. It could also exploit the potential for policy learning by comparing the different policy approaches followed in the four home countries. We define ‘post-compulsory learning’ to cover further education, school education beyond 16, work-based learning and adult and continuing education, and to include the interfaces with other sectors. We place our study in the context of wider international comparisons.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: The Learning and Skills Research Centre is supported by the Learning and Skills Council and the Department for Education and Skills. It is managed by the Learning and Skills Development Agency
Keywords: home international; comparative research; post-compulsory learning; England; Wales; Scotland: Northern Ireland; Republic of Ireland;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
Item ID: 4335
Depositing User: Delma Byrne
Date Deposited: 01 May 2013 15:25
Publisher: Learning and Skills Research Centre

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