The evolution of key skills: Towards a Tawney paradigm
Kelly, Anthony (2001) The evolution of key skills: Towards a Tawney paradigm. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 53, (1), 21-35. (doi:10.1080/13636820100200149).
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This article charts the evolution of key skills from 'A Basis for Choice' to the present day. It is an annotated history of key skills and seeks to present a coherent view of how the current list emerged, and why issues such as formal assessment, integration and a two-tier skills structure have become part of post-16 reform.
The article examines the social, economic, political and philosophical influences on the evolution of key skills and, in particular, how the Dearing Report and current government thinking has been influenced by the thinking of R. H. Tawney.
The article identifies the emergence of a new compromise paradigm based on Tawney and concludes with a brief discussion on the likely future development of key skills within the context of a new flexible qualifications structure.
|Keywords:||government education policy, key skills, r.h.tawney|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
L Education > LA History of education
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Education School > Leadership, School Improvement & Effectiveness
|Date Deposited:||25 Oct 2005|
|Last Modified:||06 Aug 2015 02:17|
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