Race and vocational education and training in England

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Avis, James, Orr, kevin and Warmington, Paul 2017. Race and vocational education and training in England. Journal of Vocational Education and Training. 69 (3), pp. 292-310. https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2017.1289551
AuthorsAvis, James, Orr, kevin and Warmington, Paul
Abstract

Black and minority ethnic students (BME) are a significant constituency in vocational education and training (VET) and FE in England. Despite this recent research on race and VET has become a marginal concern. Insofar as current VET research addresses social justice, race appears to be a supplementary concern. Although there is a substantial literature addressing race and education, this focuses primarily on schools and higher education. This paper examines why there is a need to develop a research agenda that analyses participation, outcomes and experiences of BME VET students, particularly those on ‘non-advanced’ programmes (equivalent to European Qualification Framework Level 1–3) with uncertain labour market outcomes and who are arguably being ‘warehoused’ in low status courses. The paper reflects on the historically specific reasons for the dearth of research on race and VET, drawing on a scoping exercise of the literature to evidence this. We conclude by offering a provisional analysis that identifies recent shifts in participation among BME groups, locating this in its socio-economic and historical context. Our analysis reaffirms that VET remains a significant educational site for BME groups, but it is a complex racialised site which makes the current neglect of race and VET in academic research deeply problematic.

KeywordsFurther education; race/ethnicity; vocational education & training; policy issues; policy analysis
Year2017
JournalJournal of Vocational Education and Training
Journal citation69 (3), pp. 292-310
PublisherInforma UK Limited
ISSN1363-6820
1747-5090
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2017.1289551
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/625301
hdl:10545/625301
Publication dates05 Jun 2017
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Accepted22 Jan 2017
ContributorsUniversity of Huddersfield and University of Warwick
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