chapter  2
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Stakeholders and partners in vocational education and training in Scotland

The terms ‘stakeholder’ and ‘partner’ are much more complex than they appear at first sight. Both are difficult to define with precision. They may overlap in so far as a ‘stakeholder’ may also be a ‘partner’. Each term may carry baggage of an ideological or political nature. Their precise meanings evolve over time, shaped by the society which employs them.