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Qualified to Work?

Synopsis
How important are qualifications in getting work? How are they perceived by employers and employees? Do they debase the education system? In 1985 Jill Howard of Sussex University conducted a research project into work orientation and behaviour in Sussex, investigating amongst other things the role of qualifications in people’s expectations of, and suitability for, various categories of employment. The view of various industries are given, as well as those of Prof. Ronald Dore of Imperial College, London, whose radical look at qualifications entitled ‘The Diploma Disease’ encouraged a revolution in the importance of qualifications to the world of work.
Series
Exploring Educational Issues, Course E208
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1990
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Education
Keywords
educational qualifications; work orientation

Credits

Producer
Nick Brenton
Contributor
Donald Mackinnon
Cast
Donald Mackinnon 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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