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Learning Policy

Towards the Certified Society


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Patrick Ainley
    Pages 27-58
  3. Patrick Ainley
    Pages 59-87
  4. Patrick Ainley
    Pages 88-117
  5. Patrick Ainley
    Pages 118-156
  6. Patrick Ainley
    Pages 157-196
  7. Patrick Ainley
    Pages 197-213
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 214-236

About this book


The emergence of learning policy is traced through a history of postwar UK education and training. The 1944 settlement is seen to be replaced by a new settlement marked by the 1988 Education and 1992 Further and Higher Education Acts. This also signals a change from the classic, postwar welfare state to a postwelfare, workfare or contracting state.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Post-Compulsory Education and TrainingUniversity of GreenwichLondonUK

About the authors

PATRICK AINLEY is Reader in Learning Policy at the University of Greenwich. He has written and researched widely on education and training at all levels in England and taught at all levels of secondary, further and higher education. Previous publications include Degrees of Difference: Higher Education in the 1990s; From School to YTS: Education and Training in England and Wales, 1944-87; and he is co-author of Beyond Competence: The National Council for Vocational Qualifications.

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