Post-compulsory and Vocational Education Research Cluster
The PAVER cluster is a collaborative group of inquiring professionals working in and around professional, technical and vocational education. We carry out research and development work in these areas; and seek to build research capacity among educators in the University’s post-14 and college partnership. We welcome collaboration with others researching post-compulsory education and related fields in colleges and other work-related settings.
The aim of the cluster is to develop and deepen understanding of policy, practice and context in professional, technical and vocational education, both in the UK and internationally. Our interests centre on vocational education and such institutions as Further Education Colleges but extend to other educational settings, including schools and workplaces; and to other areas and phases of education provided in these settings. We seek to develop understanding of educational practice, as well as the institutions, policies and industrial organisations that shape these practices.
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