Research in Post-Compulsory Education
This new international, fully-refereed journal, will report on research in the increasingly important area of post-compulsory education. Its first issue will appear in 1996.
Throughout the world, there is a growing awareness of the significance of vocational and post-compulsory education and training systems. The majority of countries are working hard to develop their provision, recognizing the importance of post-compulsory education in providing educated and skilled people in sufficient numbers at appropriate levels to assist economic and social development. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, sponsored by the United Kingdom's Further Education Research Association (FERA), recognizes the need for more international research and analysis and the generation of relevant theory in order to identify policy needs and trends as well as priorities in this growing area. While reporting current research, the journal will also actively encourage the further development of research for post-compulsory education.
Research in Post-Compulsory Education will be essential reading for policy-makers and researchers, practitioners and practitioner-researchers in all the different spheres of post-compulsory education including vocational/technical education, adult and continuing education, community education, schools, further and higher education. The Editorial Board and Advisory Board members are drawn from many counties to take account of the need for wide representation and editorial expertise.