Training for a modern service
This chapter was written at a time of national expansion of the current training arrangements for probation officers (Diploma in Probation Studies) located within Higher Education. It mounts a defence of the work-based nature of the programme and its success in enabling trainee probation officers to integrate theory and practice and to develop their critical, reflective and anti-discriminatory thinking and practice. The chapter makes a distinctive contribution to the current debate on the plans for a new national qualification framework for probation training, which hopefully will continue to be located within Higher Education.
Citation : Knight, C.H. (2002) Training for a modern service. In: Ward, D. et al, eds. Probation working for justice. 2nd ed. Oxford, Oxford University Press. pp. 276-296.
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