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Education since Devolution

01 October 2007

A special issue of the Welsh Journal of Education dedicated to the impact of Devolution on educational policies in Wales will be officially unveiled at the University on Monday 1 October 2007.

A launch event for the publication will be held at the School of Social Sciences, and attended by the Welsh Assembly’s Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills, Jane Hutt, along with academics and individuals from across the education sector in Wales.

This special issue of the journal presents a range of articles exploring issues such as the creation of the Welsh Baccalaureate, and proposals for the reform of teacher training in Wales, both of which have occurred in the decade since the National Assembly’s conception in 1997.

As well as offering an overview of the education system in Wales since devolution, contributors to the journal also make suggestions for future policy changes within the sector, and highlight the different ways that the success of educational policies can be measured.

Professor Richard Daugherty, Honorary Professor in the School of Social Sciences has edited the special issue. "In this issue of the journal we have brought together a wide range of examples of how education policies have been developed during the Assembly's first two terms", said Professor Daugherty.

"Articles from academics raise some interesting points and important themes. I’m delighted that the Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills, Jane Hutt, will attend the launch".

The Welsh Journal of Education is published by the University of Wales Press.