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The Challenge of Competence By Edited by Phil Hodkinson

The Challenge of Competence
by Edited by Phil Hodkinson

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Offers a range of related perspectives on competence issues, which should be of interest to policy-makers, practitioners, academics and researchers in the fields of teaching, social work, and youth and community work. The book includes comparisons with vocational education initiatives in Europe.
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The Challenge of Competence: Professionalism Through Vocational Education and Training by Edited by Phil Hodkinson

This book is an edited collection addressing competence and professionalism in Vocational Education and Training. Its prime focus is the caring professions of teaching, youth work, social work and community care. Contributors examine critically the design and operation of competence-based approaches in the contemporary British context. They explore the advantages and limitations of the dominant National Council for Vocational Qualifications model, both at a theoretical level and through analysis of practical experience in the caring professions. The book argues that this model is located firmly within technically reational, managerial approaches and, despite good intentions and some useful ideas, is fundamentally flawed. The authors consider alternative approaches to competence, drawn from principles of professionalism, and conclude with some clear pointers to ways in which professional development in the caring professions should be advanced. Phil Hodkinson is Principal Lecturer in Education at the Crewe and Alsager Faculty of Manchester Metropolitan University.Mary Issis is a Senior Lecturer in Youth and Community Work at the Crewe and Alsager Faculty of Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Table of Contents

The challenge of competence for the caring professions - an overview, Phil Hodkinson and Mary Issitt; the European challenge to British vocational education and training, Andy Green; reality testing in the workplace - are NVQ's "employment led"?, John Field; behaviourism and the meaning of competence, Terry Hyland; professionalism and competence, Phil Hodkinson; competence, professionalism and equal opportunities, Mary Issitt; "Professional Artistry" and child protection - towards a reflective, holistic practice, Jocelyn Jones; competence and curriculum in youth and community work training, Mary Durkin; the use of competence in an articuled teacher scheme, Elaine Barnes; competency in practice - Cheshire certificate in education - further education, Carol Maynard; competences and partnership, Gareth Harvard and Richard Dunne; competence, professionalism and vocational education and training, Mary Issitt and Phil Hodkinson.

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The Challenge of Competence: Professionalism Through Vocational Education and Training by Edited by Phil Hodkinson
Edited by Phil Hodkinson
Cassell Education
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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