How to achieve genuine parity of esteem between academic and vocational education

Posted on 16-04-18 by Johanna Spiers Number of votes: 0 | Number of comments: 1

I think this is a really important area. The huge increase of students going to university is reducing the value of degrees, and putting pressure on young people to attend academic courses when they would be more suited to vocational courses, which are just as if not more esstential for the smooth running of our society.

I would suggest that sixth forms include talks about vocational courses and training programs, and that teachers are given training to help them communicate the value of these courses and the lucrative careers they can lead to for young people.

I would suggest that academics who interview young people for university are also given training so that they can guide young people towards vocational courses if that seems more relevant.

Referring to: Early Years, Education and Skills

The Early Years, Education and Skills Policy Commission looks at issues relating to children’s wellbeing, development and care, as well as education training and skills from childhood through adulthood.

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