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Title: Growing Beans with Thoreau: rescuing skills and vocational education from the UK s deficit approach
Authors: Unwin, Lorna
First Published: 2004
Citation: Oxford Review of Education, 2004, 30 (1), pp.147-160
Abstract: This paper argues for a broader‐based approach to vocational education (VET) and the concept of skill, one that is capable of extending responsibility for improvement to society as a whole, rather than expecting change to come from a single constituency, that of employers. By reclaiming the important roles which vocational education and practical skills play in the everyday lives of people and communities, it might be possible to rescue the concept of VET from its current manifestation as a deficit activity, reluctantly funded by government.
DOI Link: 10.1080/0305498042000190104
ISSN: 0305-4985
Type: Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Centre for Labour Market Studies

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