Quality Improvement in Adult Vocational Education: Transforming Skills for the Global Economy
Better workplace skills are a priority for the world’s governments. They are a key driver of productivity, essential to success in the global economy. In England, the fifth largest economy in the world, the quality of workplace learning has doubled since 2000, the result of new techniques of improvement developed by the authors.
This book examines the UK experience in order to draw lessons valuable for companies, countries and colleges worldwide. It shows how a firmly established British technique – inspection of learning, updated with modern business methods and communications – becomes the means for transforming learning for work.
From the Times Educational Supplement (UK):
"The reader is invited to accept the notion of a 'quality assessment framework' that is non-prescriptive enough to be applied in a variety of training and education settings, and brief enough to be conveniently digested -- from time to time -- by all practitioners, whether they are lecturers or those who manage and support them.
"This is a book that can easily be appreciated by anyone, regardless of their livelihood, who has an interest in the education of adults. For educators, it will revive that sense of making a difference to the world -- which brings so many into teaching in the first place."