Journal article

Issues of identity and knowledge in the schooling of VET: A case study of lifelong learning

M Tennant, L Yates

International Journal of Lifelong Education | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2005

Abstract

This article discusses two school-based case studies of vocational education and training in the areas of information technology and hospitality from the perspective of the agendas of 'lifelong learning'. Lifelong learning can be seen as both a policy goal leading to institutional and programme reforms and as a process which fosters in learners identities that enable them to thrive in the circumstances of contemporary life. These case studies suggest that current approaches to vocational education and training in schools are enacting the first but not the second of these agendas. Institutional barriers are being removed and work placements drawn in to schooling programmes. However, the pedag..

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