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Raising the age of compulsory education in England: a NEET solution?

Simmons, Robin (2008) Raising the age of compulsory education in England: a NEET solution? British Journal of Educational Studies, 56 (4). pp. 420-439. ISSN 0007-1005

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Abstract

This paper problematises the official discourse of economic competitiveness and social inclusion used by the 2007 Education and Skills Bill to justify the proposal to extend compulsory participation in education and training in England to the age of 18. Comparisons are drawn between this attempt to raise the age of compulsion and previous attempts, which took place in a significantly different socio-economic context. It is argued that the needs of those most likely to be affected by the current proposal – young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) – are subordinated to the needs of an English economy that is increasingly based upon low-skill, low-pay work relations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
L Education > L Education (General)
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Policy Research Group
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2009 11:46
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 12:05
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/5398

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