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Post-16 Curriculum and Qualifications Reform in England and Scotland: lessons from home international comparisons

Tinklin, Teresa and Hodgson, Ann and Howieson, Cathy and Raffe, David and Spours, Ken and Tinklin, Teresa (2004) Post-16 Curriculum and Qualifications Reform in England and Scotland: lessons from home international comparisons. Journal of Education and Work, 17 (4). pp. 441-465. ISSN 1363-9080

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Abstract

In this article we compare Curriculum 2000 and Higher Still, recent reforms of post-16 education in England and Scotland respectively. We draw on current and earlier research on the unification of academic and vocational learning in England, Scotland and other European countries in order to suggest areas for mutual learning to inform future curriculum and qualifications reform north and south of the Border. We highlight five of these - the conduct of the policy process, issues of progression, assessment, approaches to vocational education and key/core skills. In our conclusion we speculate on the possibility of either convergence or divergence of the English and Scottish upper secondary education systems as both evolve.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: Qualifications, 17 - 18, Post-compulsory educational institution (not HE), Educational reform
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Education and International Development
IOE Departments > Departments > Lifelong and Comparative Education
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 12:35
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:39
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1563
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