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An evaluation of the 'new deal' in further education colleges in England

Loo, Sai and Lucas, Norman (2004) An evaluation of the 'new deal' in further education colleges in England. Journal of Education and Work, 17 (3). pp. 301-313. ISSN 1363-9080

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Abstract

The article starts by providing a brief historical context for the introduction of the New Deal and then describes the aims and structure of the New Deal in FE colleges. Base on a small-scale research project on FE colleges in London and south east England, the article analyses issues and challenges arising from the experience of the New Deal. This article argues that the New Deal did represent something different from past schemes for the unemployed and did demonstrate a commitment on the part of New Labour to social inclusion. From our research, good practice was found when the top management in colleges was committed to New Deal and was supported by a dedicated team of New Deal tutors. Finally the paper speculates on the future shape and direction of the New Deal in the context of FE colleges.

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Additional Information: a. Further Education colleges. New Deal. b. Based upon small-scale research carried out in London and the South East of England. The research consisted of questionnaires and 12 in depth interviews as well as the examination of documentary evidence from colleges and government bodies. c. This was an original piece regarding policy as no research had been at the time on the operation of the governments new deal in FE colleges d. Nothing e. Literature from colleges and government bodes, Questionnaires and interviews. f. Peer review g. 50% This is an electronic version of an article published in Loo, Sai and Lucas, Norman (2004) An evaluation of the 'new deal' in further education colleges in England. Journal of Education and Work, 17 (3). pp. 301-313. Journal of Education and Work is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/1363908042000267397
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2010 12:51
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2014 13:02
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1624

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