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Educating Cinderella

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 05 October 2009

With youth unemployment in Britain at its highest level for decades, new evidence shows that only a tiny proportion of school leavers who go on to basic vocational courses find jobs at the end of them. Fran Abrams asks whether further education in this country has got the balance right between a choice-led system and a more paternalistic one. Should we be encouraging young people to follow their dreams or giving them vocational training more closely tied to the job market?

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