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Great Britain Department for Education and Skills

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Works: 5,907 works in 9,320 publications in 1 language and 21,198 library holdings
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Roles: Editor, Publisher
Classifications: HV700.G7, 362.8280941
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Education and training statistics for the United Kingdom by Grande-Bretagne( )

in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supporting parents : messages from research by David Quinton( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text considers the relationship between formal and informal support and how different forms of support, such as practical help, material resources, emotional support and material advice, make a difference to parenting
Working together to safeguard children : a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by Great Britain( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1 of this Government document is issued as statutory guidance for practitioners and agencies with responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in Britain. Part 2 is comprised of non-statutory practice guidance. The focus of the document is on a collaborative response by individuals and organisations working with children
Special educational needs : code of practice by Great Britain( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This PDF document is licensed to be made available on this library catalogue via a PSI Licence to reproduce public sector information
Higher standards, better schools for all : more choice for parents and pupils by Great Britain( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The White Paper sets out the Government's proposals to further reform the management of schools in England, with the aim of creating a system shaped by parental choice where schools have greater autonomy in admissions policy. Proposals include: i) the role of local education authorities confined to being a local commissioner of services rather than an education provider, with a focus on raising standards through spreading best practice and championing parental choice; ii) each school able to acquire a self-governing trust status (similar to the network of Academies) or become a self-governing foundation school; iii) an increased role for new providers and the creation of a national Schools Commissioner to drive change and to promote the development of trust schools; iv) an expansion in the number of Academies to 200 by the year 2010 and easier provision for independent schools to enter the state system; v) the weakest schools to be given one year to improve standards or face closure, whilst high performing schools will have reduced bureaucracy and a lighter touch inspection regime; vi) increased provision for free school transport for poorer pupils; and vii) the introduction of a right for teachers to discipline pupils
Older people learning : myths and realities by A Withnall( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of higher education by Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This White Paper addresses the problems of access to and finance for higher education. The proposals include: the increase of Government spending on research in 2005-06 by £1.25 billion compared to 2002-03.; the creation of a new Arts and Humanities Research Council; non research-intensive universities will be encouraged to work with employers by increased funding for the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF); two-year work-focused foundation degrees will stimulate up to 50 per cent participation by 18 to 30 year-olds; a grant of up to £1,000 a year for students from lower-income families will be re-introduced from 2004; the threshold at which graduates have to start repaying their fee contribution and maintenance loan will be raised, from April 2005, from £10,000 to £15,000; payment of up to the first £1,100 of fees for students from lower income families; up-front payment of tuition fees will be abolished. Repayments of tuition fees after graduation will be through the tax system, linked to ability to pay. A fund will be created to give universities the incentive to raise their own endowment finance
Keeping children safe : the government's response to the Victoria Climbié Inquiry Report and joint Chief Inspectors' report Safeguarding children by Great Britain( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizenship : a scheme of work for key stage 4 by Qualifications and Curriculum Authority( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schools achieving success by Great Britain( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21st century skills : realising our potential : individuals, employers, nation by Great Britain( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This White Paper details the Government's national skills strategy to ensure the sustainable employment and personal fulfillment of individuals in their working life, and the availability of the required skills for businesses to promote a competitive, productive economy. It focuses on managing the supply of training, skills and qualifications by colleges and training providers to be more responsive to the needs of employers, promoting learning opportunities for all ages, and by promoting greater partnership working across government and the public sector, employers and unions. Proposals include: guaranteed free tuition for any adult lacking a 'level 2' qualification (the equivalent of five GCSEs); pilots of a new adult learning grant for adults studying full-time for their first level 2 qualification or for young adults studying for their first full level 3 (the equivalent of two A levels) qualification; promotion of ICT skills for adults as part of the Skills for Life programme; the formation of a national Skills Alliance bringing together the key Government departments with employer and trade union representatives; the creation of 23 Sector Skills Councils by Summer 2004 to co-ordinate skills development in different economic sectors and at regional levels; better information provision on courses and training through one-stop shops; and reform of the qualifications framework, such as lifting the current age cap for modern apprenticeships, focusing vocational routes on employability and enterprise skills, and speeding up accreditation of new qualifications
Prosperity for all in the global economy -- world class skills : final report by Sandy Leitch( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of a series of reviews, commissioned by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, accompanying the pre-Budget report 2006 (to be published 6 December 2006, Cm. 6984, ISBN 0101698429). This report considers the long-term skills needs of the UK economy to maximise economic growth and productivity and to promote social justice and social inclusion. It finds that although the UKs skills base has improved significantly over the last decade, it remains weak by international standards, and even if current targets to improve skills are met, we will still lag behind that of many comparator countries by 2020. The report concludes that a radical step-change is required across the skills spectrum to address these challenges, and it identifies a number of key principles which must underpin delivery of this raised ambition, including shared responsibility between government, employers and individuals; a focus on economically valuable skills which are demand-led; the flexibility to adapt and respond to future market needs; and maintaining continuity where possible by building on existing structures. Recommendations include: raising adults skills across all levels, including basic levels of literacy and numeracy and shifting the balance of intermediate skills from level 2 to level 3; the creation of a new Commission for Employment and Skills to better articulate employers views on skills; routing all public funding for adult vocational skills in England, apart from community learning, through Train to Gain and Learner Accounts by 2010; and launching a new Pledge for employers to voluntarily commit to train all eligible employees up to level 2 in the workplace. The report estimates a possible net benefit of at least £80 billion over 30 years could be achieved if these objectives are met, arising from increased productivity and employment growth rates
Transforming the way we learn : a vision for the future of ICT in schools by Great Britain( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A challenging vision of how ICT in schools and homes might be used to help transform the delivery of school age learning
Schools for the future : designs for learning communities by Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Further education : raising skills, improving life chances by Great Britain( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Education White Paper sets out the Government's programme of reform for the further education system, focusing on the economic mission of the sector to raise the skills level of young people and adults to achieve productive sustainable employment in a modern competitive economy. Following on from recent secondary school reforms, the FE policy measures include: i) new incentives for colleges to develop one or more areas of special excellence, with a new higher standard of accreditation (under the programme of Centres of Vocational Excellence or CoVEs), a more direct role for employers and an extension of the National Skills Academies (NSAs) programme; ii) a trial programme of learner accounts and a new entitlement to free training and education for the under-25s to gain level 3 qualifications, with the continued roll-out of the Adult Learning Grant to help with maintenance costs for those on low incomes; iii) the creation of a single Quality Improvement Agency to oversee a new national strategy to raise the quality of FE provision and promote continuing professional development of teaching staff; iv) improvement notices to be issued to colleges judged to be failing requiring the problems to be addressed within a year; and v) a simplified system for planning and funding provision designed to reduce regulatory bureaucracy at all levels, with an enhanced strategic role for the Learning and Skills Council at the regional level, new opportunities for innovative providers to enter the sector with new competitive arrangements and open advertising, and funding geared towards demand, particularly through the Train to Gain programme
Student achievement in England : results in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy among 15-year-olds from the OECD PISA 2000 study by Baljit Gill( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a collaborative study among the member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which aims to assess the knowledge and skills of 15 year olds in reading, maths and science. This report presents the findings of the survey carried out in March 2000 to assess student achievement among a sample of 15 year olds in schools in England, when the focus was on reading literacy. It considered a range of socio-economic characteristics of the student, their family and school attended. The survey found that the proficiency of students in England compares well with that of students in other OECD countries; girls scored significantly higher than boys in reading, a finding that was repeated in all participating countries, whereas in both maths and science gender differences were less marked
Schools for the future : designing school grounds( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this guide is to inspire the best possible designs for school grounds. It covers all school sectors, including special educational needs, looking at both the development of existing space and new build. Using examples from recent developments it also shows how well designed grounds can enhance learning, encourage well-being and influence behaviour. The three main sections cover: the process of developing school grounds; designing and building; supporting school ground development. It is written for everyone involved in the process, including teachers, governors, architects, local authorities and sponsors. Although not a technical guide, it contains a references to more specific information
Occupations 2004 : the essential reference book for careers and jobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighbourhood renewal : case studies & conversations ; focusing on adult and community learning by Lenford White( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document explores the themes of sustainability, rural poverty, community activism, and challenging racism in the United Kingdom. The book presents 21 case studies demonstrating ways in which 18 organizations and 3 activists in the United Kingdom have worked successfully with adult learners to empower their communities, develop capacity, and encourage participation in local decision making. Selected themes highlighted in the individual case studies are as follows: (1) enabling and preparing residents for participation; (2) meeting the needs of people who are black or from minority groups; (3) women's education and learning the skills for active engagement; (4) baseline research and providing the right opportunities; (5) reaching out to communities; (6) neighborhood renewal in residential areas; (7) adult and community learning and its relationship to neighborhood renewal and the economy; and (8) seafaring and neighborhood renewal. The concluding chapter discusses the following talking points emerging from the case studies: (1) learning and neighborhood renewal; (2) the language of neighborhood renewal; (3) conflict between community groups and mainstream institutions; (4) having the skills to do the job; (5) measuring quality and impact in neighborhood renewal; (6) employment issues; and (7) putting the poorest people in the driver's seat. Eleven suggestions for further reading and 19 World Web Sites are listed. (MN)
14-19 : extending opportunities, raising standards : consultation document by Great Britain( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Green Paper set outs the Government's proposals to reform the secondary education system in England for pupils aged between 14 to 19 years. These aim to modernise the curriculum and qualifications system with four key challenges in mind: to achieve a greater diversity of educational provision; to address under-achievement levels; to respond to the needs of the UK economy and meet skills shortages; and to promote social inclusion and citizenship. The consultation document outlines a new coherent 14-19 phase which will conclude with an overarching award called a Matriculation Diploma offered at three different levels, in order to recognise a pupil's achievements at age 19. Other measures include: 1) a new structure for the National Curriculum at Key Stage 4, with core compulsory subjects of maths, english, science, ICT and citizenship as well as some work-related learning, with modern languages, humanities and the arts being optional; 2) more vocational qualifications, including GCSEs for vocational subjects such as tourism; 3) a distinction grade at A level to identify high achievers; 4) a new generation of Modern Apprenticeships; and 5) greater flexibility in learning pace and progression towards exams which will enable high achieving pupils to take GCSEs earlier or bypass them in favour of AS level exams
 
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