National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) : one route to improve the status of women in libraries?

Parker, Sandra, Hare, Catherine and Gannon-Leary, Pat (2003) National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) : one route to improve the status of women in libraries? In: Women's Issues at IFLA: Equality, Gender, and Information on Agenda: Papers from the Programs of the Round Table on Women's Issues at IFLA Annual Conferences 1993-2002. Saur (Munich), pp. 170-175. ISBN 9783598218361

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the potential of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) to improve the status of women in Great Britain. The first section introduces NVQs and provides historical background. The second section addresses the question: What is an SVQ or NVQ, and what is involved in getting one? Mandatory and optional NVQ units for information and library staff are listed. The third section considers the benefits to women, including the ability to meet qualifications on the job, flexibility, exemptions for existing skills, costs, and career progression and development. The third section covers disadvantages, including jargon and complex language in the standards, time consuming requirements, and the lack of underlying theory

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: University Services > Student and Library Services > Academic Registry
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Date Deposited: 08 May 2009 09:17
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2016 10:52
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1107

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