There are now so many of them that the degree itself has less impact on employability – this ensuring that they become less economically valuable.
Posts Tagged: Vocational Education
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
Neil O’Brien: How we can win support from younger voters – and turn our present strength into an enduring majority
For me, the most concerning thing wasn’t being behind among the very young, but being behind among everyone under age 47.
Plus: We Conservatives have a chance to unite, but don’t take an election win for granted. And: the radicalism of Gavin Williamson.
The previously centralised direction of spending was unimaginative and bureaucratic. Funding went into leisure courses.
So we’ve had NHS, policing and immigration plans from Johnson. Stand ready for a schools spending pledge.
He committed during the leadership election contest to raise it to £5000 per pupil – and level up outside London.
Patrick Spencer: Some advice for the new Conservative leader. Stick to these three ideas to boost productivity.
The new Chancellor should stick to the basics of cutting taxes, spending more on education and rebalancing growth outside of London.
Alison Wolf: The Augar Review takes productivity, Industrial Strategy and skills seriously. Will the new Prime Minister listen?
Universities have generally had an excellent decade, but the rest of the system has not. It’s time to correct the imbalance.
Government should be passionate about self-reliance, but we must also recognise the transformative power of an enabling state.
It is utterly confusing to provide 12,000 course options at Level 3 or below. The system must be reformed.
All I am trying to do is give impetus to a national conversation about how our education system should prepare our young people for the future.
Future of Education 3) Calvin Robinson: Leave the curriculum alone, and focus on quality of delivery
The third writer in our mini-series argues for a focus on finding and keeping good teachers. And asking tough questions of some PGCE courses.
We trail a mini-series on what might happen next amidst a sense of uncertainty about will follow the Gove reforms.
Graham Brady: Let technical and vocational schools fulfil their potential by allowing them to select
Tailoring teaching to children’s needs and interests works in every type of education. Why restrict the benefits of selection?
Sean Malkeson: Why the Year of Engineering should matter to Conservatives – and are we making the most of it?
As the son of a plumber who ran his own local business for several decades, I know that such technical professions can be extremely rewarding.