Originally published in 1990, this title offers a range of perspectives from practitioners, administrators and researchers, examining personal experiences of disaffection in students and staff within the context of national political, social, and economic change. The transitions include moves into employment, training of continued education.
Expressions of unease and disquiet are set clearly within the political context of marginalized status for minority groups, highlighting issues relating to disability, gender, class and race, in which the process of transition has been impeded through discriminating practices. The book includes reflections from practitioners, offering coping strategies and flexible approaches, and responses from administrators indicating their awareness of the need to support practitioners during the process of change.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Uneasy Transitions and the Challenge of Change Jenny Corbett Part 1: Coping with Disaffection 1. The Changing Further Education Structure: A Basis for Conscription? Brendan Major 2. Complicated Lives: Students with Special Educational Needs in the Inner City Anne Wilkinson 3. A Curriculum to Counteract Disaffection: Valuing Experiential Learning Maggie Hollingsworth 4. Overcoming Passive Disaffection: Students with Severe Physical Disability David Hutchinson 5. Role Conflict and Role Diffusion: The Counsellor in Further Education Lynne Chapman 6. It’s Almost Like Work: A Study of a YTS Workshop Jenny Corbett Part 2: The Challenge of Change 7. Obstacles to Overcome: Higher Education and Disabled Students Alan Hurst 8. Changes in Social Education Centres: Aspects of Disaffection Colin Carnie 9. Transitions in a Transient Organization Paul Jeffcutt 10. Business and Education: Motivating the Workforce Derek Wheeler 11. Responding to Change: A Challenge to Further Education in Birmingham Graham Clark, David Shepherdson and Roy Pinney 12. The Competence Race: We Are All Qualified Now Lorna Unwin. Notes on Contributors. Index.