National Library of Australia

Reopening Update - August 2020: Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library. Read more...

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Developing Responsiveness [microform] : College-Employer Interaction. Report 300 / S. Rawlinson and H. Connor
Bib ID 5596819
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Rawlinson, S
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1996 
83 p. 
ISBN 9781851842261

Interaction between United Kingdom colleges of further education and employers was examined, and factors promoting and inhibiting successful interaction were identified. The study was based primarily on interviews conducted with 102 college staff, 20 student discussion groups, 75 employers, representatives of 5 training and enterprise councils (TECs), and 10 other individuals involved in coordinating training in a total of 6 geographic regions. Information was also gathered from national workshops and an expert colloquium attended by representatives of key organizations. All the colleges studied were active in developing links with employers and were generally perceived to be improving levels of employer responsiveness. Four main types of employer-college interaction were identified: employer-led education and training; voluntary, work-related activities with students; advisory or planning-based activities to aid individual colleges and employers; and local or regional planning with other organizations. It was recommended that colleges develop indicators of success and minimum quality standards for all types of college-employer interaction and set clear planning priorities for different types of employer-led work based on identified benefits and strengths of the college. (Appended are the following: classification of college-employer interaction with examples; research methodology; successful outcomes and criteria for measuring success; and factors promoting/inhibiting success.) (MN)


Availability: BEBC Distribution, 15 Albion Close, Parkstone, Poole BH12 3LL, England, United Kingdom.

Sponsoring Agency: Council for Industry and Higher Education (United Kingdom).

Sponsoring Agency: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).

Sponsoring Agency: Further Education Funding Council, London (England).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Administrator Attitudes.  |  Attitude Change.  |  Case Studies.  |  Change Strategies.  |  Cooperative Planning.  |  Educational Cooperation.  |  Employer Attitudes.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Interaction Process Analysis.  |  National Surveys.  |  Partnerships in Education.  |  School Business Relationship.  |  Success.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Technical Institutes.  |  Two Year Colleges.  |  Vocational Education.  |  United Kingdom
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Connor, H., author  |  Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies
Available From ERIC 


In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
mc 2253 ED398410 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.