VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

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What is Vocational education?
A way of preparing young people for work and making education meet the needs of the economy.
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What is vocational educational aim?
To improve the basic skills of the workforce to help boast the economy and to end the status division between academic and vocational qualifications.
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Why was vocational education brought about?
It was thought that if the work force was well trained the British economy would be more successful.
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What has been but in place to help to achieve the aims?
The transition from school to work has been made slightly easier thanks to work experience programmes - Training subjects and courses have been put in place to teach skills and rase awareness of vocational education - More skills introduced by school
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What are the criticisms?
Some of the schemes can be seen as boring - They are still seemed to have a lower status - Marxists say its away to pass on capitalist ideologies and to support profit making schemes
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Sociologists criticism...
Birdwell et all - suggested that secondary schools neglect those with vocational aspirations and that schools undervalue the skills needed in work.
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