A Look at the Bigger Educational and Training Picture Shows Us That It's a Smal World - but It Needn't Be ; FURTHER EDUCATION A Message from John Brennan at the Association of Colleges
It is all too easy to be insular. Nowhere more so than in education and training, where our preoccupation with policy agendas and targets makes us forget that other nations have issues that compare with our own. So it was refreshing to visit Saudi Arabia last week as part of a UK ministerial delegation, to see another country's education system at first hand. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is known for its great oil wealth, but as a nation it is only just waking up to the importance of technical and vocational education.
Due to its wealth it has relied on an expatriate workforce to do the middle and lower jobs in the economy. Saudis don't sweep roads or empty bins, or do …
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Publication information: Article title: A Look at the Bigger Educational and Training Picture Shows Us That It's a Smal World - but It Needn't Be ; FURTHER EDUCATION A Message from John Brennan at the Association of Colleges. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: March 2, 2006. Page number: 9. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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