‘We are all at fault’ for our obsession with university

Sir Ian Wood says there is still work to be done to promote vocational education, writes Henry Hepburn

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Four years after his landmark report heralded a new era for vocational education in schools, Sir Ian Wood faced questions from MSPs last week about how much progress has been made. Here, we look at his concerns.

What was the 2014 report called?

Education Working For All! Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce final report. However, Wood revealed that he wanted to call it “The Neglected 50 Per Cent”, in reference to the many young people he feels have been let down in school by a traditionally academic education system. He was “told that was not the right thing to do”.

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