Int. J. of Technology Management   »   1987 Vol.2, No.2



Title: Education for reality


Author: Angela Rumbold


Address: Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science, and MP for Mitcham and Morden, Department of Education and Science, Elizabeth House, York Road, London SE1 7PH, UK


Abstract: Apart from the university sector, education in the United Kingdom is devolved to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This paper relates to England, where the Department of Education and Science (DES) makes national policy and controls overall spending and local education authorities own and manage the schools and colleges. The paper outlines the way in which the DES and its partners are seeking to prepare young people for a world increasingly dependant upon technology, and in particular information technology. Topics dealt with are: educational links with industry, school curriculum and examinations, information technology.


Keywords: education-industry gap; school curriculum; school examinations; City Technology Colleges; information technology teaching; local colleges; higher education; new technology; England.


DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1987.026159


Int. J. of Technology Management, 1987 Vol.2, No.2, pp.167 - 173


Available online: 27 May 2009



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