Evaluating teachers' and trainers' development in a large scale curriculum development project in South Yorkshire

TRICKEY, S., HOLLAND, M. R., COLDWELL, M. R. and RYBINSKI, D. (2004). Evaluating teachers' and trainers' development in a large scale curriculum development project in South Yorkshire. In: Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association, UMIST, Manchester, 16-18 September 2004.

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Abstract

The evaluative research upon which the paper is based focuses on the first three years of a six-year project “Pathways to Success” (PW) currently taking place in South Yorkshire and funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the Objective 1 programme from 2001-2007. Matched funding has been provided by schools, colleges and LEAs. The PW project is concerned with developing innovative curricula to raise achievement and improve youngsters' employability skills. The project is set in the context of regional regeneration in an area where unemployment is higher than the European (and national) average, due to the decline of traditional steel and coal industries and where the gross domestic product is less than 75% of the European average. South Yorkshire is also an area where overall achievement in schools at all stages is lower than the national average and participation in post-16 education and higher education is persistently below national figures. Although employment is slowly rising due to reorientation from manufacturing towards a service and knowledge-based economy, pockets of severe unemployment and deprivation remain and are among the ten worst in the country.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association, UMIST, Manchester, 16-18 September 2004.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 00:23
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/156

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