Gender Reproduction in Education and its Alternatives

Skeggs, Bev. 1990. Gender Reproduction in Education and its Alternatives. In: Denis Gleeson, ed. Training and Its Alternatives. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, pp. 183-217. ISBN 978-0335093311 [Book Section]

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Has vocational education and training failed in Britain? Does training meet the needs of either the individual and of society? How responsive are youth training schemes to their clients? These are just some of the questions addressed in "Training and its Alternatives". It identifies the factors that will affect training in the future: skill shortages, changing work practices and new labour market conditions. It anticipates the likely alternative curricular, institutional and policy issues necessary to initiate reforms in secondary and further education. In doing so, the book challenges the prevailing view that market forces are the most effective means of determining educational policy. It draws on a variety of historical, sociological, economic and comparative perspectives, in showing where alternative possibilities lie.

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