50th Anniversary Commemorative Issue by Rick Holden

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Education þ Training Vol. 50 No. 1, 2008 pp. 1108/00400910810855487 ET 50,1 44 But what has this to do with Education þ Training? One of the journal’s objectives is to “highlight the changing nature of partnerships between the worlds of work and education”. One way in which the two worlds intersect is through the development of qualifications for occupational areas. Consider the following list of questions that could be asked about jobs traditionally undertaken by non-graduates. Answer the questions for jobs that have generally been undertaken by men, by women, by part-time workers, and by migrant workers: (1) Is the job of importance to the economy?

Forge managers are encouraged to take a greater interest in training and the committee which runs the scheme has enabled them to contribute their ideas to produce a practical scheme suited to the needs of the forges. Co-operative training 31 The future and financial arrangements Following the successful beginnings of the Forges’ scheme several working parties of managers in companies in the area are now investigating training needs in melting shops and in rolling mills. Companies with wire drawing departments recruited boys in 1958 who are embarking on a similar type of training scheme.

In how many courses and to what level is success possible with intelligence levels below average? (6) What personal qualities correlate with success at different levels in different courses? How are the qualities measured and correlated? For example: how is persistence measured, what influences affect it, how is it correlated with attainment, and is it more important or less important than verbal ability or manual dexterity? Value of records from previous schools (1) What kinds of records are provided from schools, how are they compiled, how is the information validated, how reliable and objective are the reports?

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