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Developing Responsiveness [microform] : College-Employer Interaction. Report 300 / S. Rawlinson and H. Connor
Bib ID 5596819
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Rawlinson, S
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1996 
83 p. 
ISBN 9781851842261
1851842268
Summary

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)

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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: https://eric.ed.gov/

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
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