|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||The 'Home International' comparisons in vocational qualifications|
|Citation:||Canning R & Cloonan M (2002) The 'Home International' comparisons in vocational qualifications. Comparative Education, 38 (2), pp. 189-209. https://doi.org/10.1080/03050060220140575|
|Abstract:||The paper provides a comparative analysis of the take-up and usage of National Vocational Qualifications within two constituent countries in the UK (Scotland and England). The methodology of the study is based upon the use of the quarterly Labour Force Survey for spring 1998 and extensive case study material. The research suggests that Scotland under-performs in the take-up of national vocational qualifications in comparison with England. However, the paper argues that this is not a cause for concern and that it should be seen as a positive outcome indicating a higher level of educational achievement and a better mix between job opportunities and labour market skills. The research evidence also suggests that social class, gender and spatiality largely determine participation levels in work-based, post-16 education and training. Finally, it is argued that intra-national comparisons between nation states in the UK can be misleading in arriving at meaningful policy measures in vocational education. A regional analysis both within a constituent country of the UK and across such constituent countries may be more helpful in arriving at a broader socio-economic solution to what are perceived as local problems.|
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