Non-vocational adult education and its professionals in the United Kingdom

Osborne, M. and Sankey, K. (2009) Non-vocational adult education and its professionals in the United Kingdom. European Journal of Education, 44(2), pp. 271-289. (doi:10.1111/j.1465-3435.2009.01382.x)

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Abstract

n this overview of non-vocational adult education and the training of its professionals we seek to provide a map of existing provision through secondary analysis of existing data. The territory is a complex one with a range of providers and considerable blurring of the vocational and non-vocational divide. Further, because of devolution within the four countries of the UK, there are certain relatively minor differences in the four administrations. Where these are of some significance, they are noted, but in general the specific focus is on England. Our analysis is based on data gathered as part of the Europe-wide ALPINE survey. Our secondary data are augmented by personal interviews with key informants representing different parts of the adult education sector.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Osborne, Professor Michael
Authors: Osborne, M., and Sankey, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:European Journal of Education
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:0141-8211
ISSN (Online):1465-3435
Published Online:28 May 2009

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