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Apprenticeships and Regeneration: the civic struggle to achieve social and economic goals

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Apprenticeship has always played both a social and economic role. Today, it forms part of the regeneration strategies of cities in the United Kingdom. This involves the creation and management of complex institutional relationships across the public and private domains of the civic landscape. This paper argues that it is through closely observed analysis of these meso-level developments (in contrast to studies of national systems) that we can reveal how the sustainability of vocational education and training initiatives depends on the generation of civic social capital in the pursuit of collective goals. At the same time, the path-dependent nature of the clustering of social and economic inequality in urban post-industrial settings remains a constant reminder of the scale of the problems confronting all those involved.

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Fuller, Alison, Rizvi, Sadaf and Lorna, Unwin (2013) Apprenticeships and Regeneration: the civic struggle to achieve social and economic goals [in special issue: Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies] British Journal of Educational Studies, 61, (1), pp. 63-78. (doi:10.1080/0007.2012.756168).

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Published date: 20 February 2013
Keywords: apprenticeship, social capital, urban regeneration, space, structures


Local EPrints ID: 349316
ISSN: 0007-1005
PURE UUID: 3e1a81ac-e920-4292-8fd3-de5ed56dc3fb

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Date deposited: 28 Feb 2013 16:37
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:43

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Author: Alison Fuller
Author: Sadaf Rizvi
Author: Unwin Lorna

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