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What Counts as an Educated 19-Year-Old in this Day and Age?


by Richard Pring — 2013

The last few decades have seen many attempts to “reform” education across the world. Those reforms have been spurred on by the perceived low standards, by the number of young people who are seen to be educational failures, and by the need for a “skilled workforce” if our respective countries are to compete successfully in an ever more global and competitive economy.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 112. No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 115 Number 13, 2013, p. 8-21
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18314, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 8:26:52 AM

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  • Richard Pring
    University of Oxford
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    RICHARD PRING was Director (and first Professor) of the Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford, 1989-2003, and Lead Director of the £1 million Nuffield Foundation Review of 14-19 Education and Training for England and Wales, 2003-2009. His latest book, published in 2012, is Life and Death of Secondary Education for All.
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