The development of the secondary vocational curriculum in a northern local authority in England

HOLLAND, M. R., COLDWELL, M. R., TRICKEY, S. and MORGAN, B. (2007). The development of the secondary vocational curriculum in a northern local authority in England. In: European Conference on Educational Research, University of Ghent, Belgium, 19-22 September 2007.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the findings from the evaluation of two projects directed at improving the vocational provision in a Northern Local Authority in England during 2006. The two projects are: Pathways to Success - partly funded by the European Social Fund and Rotherham Ready - with the evaluation funded by the Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward. The evaluation of the two projects had different but overlapping intentions that reflect each project's contribution to the development of the vocational curriculum 14-16 in the local authority. Rotherham Ready has been characterised as a Learning-oriented evaluation whereas Pathways to Success has followed a more traditional evaluation model with more attention given to outputs and the achievements of pupils. However ultimately both investigate the change in culture within schools as they promote a more vocational curriculum for 14-16 year old students

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, University of Ghent, Belgium, 19-22 September 2007
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2015 08:14
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/171

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