Focuses on the 14-19 curriculum and qualification debates around the Dearing Review. It identifies the main parameters of this area of policy development for the future and argues strongly for a staged process to reform which ultimately leads to a unified 14-19 qualifications system.
Table of Contents
From the 1991 White Paper to Dearing Report - a conceptual and historical framework; tracks and frameworks - an assessment of the Dearing proposals; A levels and the general education track; GNVQs and up-grading the full-time vocational route; YT, Modern Apprenticeships and NVQs; using credit for qualification reform; core skills and breadth in the post-curriculum - an international comparison; modularization and frameworks?; asessment and achievement; student guidance for lifelong learning; value-added and institutional strategies for supporting student learning; the Scottish experience of reform; from a framework approach to a unified system.
Hodgson, Ann, ; Spours, Ken (both of Institute of Education, University of London),