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This book provides a comparative view of the development of vocational education and training (VET) systems in Europe. It is noted that, apart from older roots, the evolution of VET systems are one trigger of the modernization of economy, society and education itself. The contributions are organized in three sections: (1) 'Concept', which discusses theoretical approaches toward this phenomenon; (2) 'Cases', which stress specific development of VET in a certain country or region; and (3) 'Challenges', which contextualize the historical perspective in a topical policy context. Edited... [+] Show more
This book provides a comparative view of the development of vocational education and training (VET) systems in Europe. It is noted that, apart from older roots, the evolution of VET systems are one trigger of the modernization of economy, society and education itself. The contributions are organized in three sections: (1) 'Concept', which discusses theoretical approaches toward this phenomenon; (2) 'Cases', which stress specific development of VET in a certain country or region; and (3) 'Challenges', which contextualize the historical perspective in a topical policy context.
Edited excerpts from publication.
The chapters are as follows: Introduction to a history of vocational education and training in Europe: cases, concepts and challenges / Esther Berner and Philipp Gonon (pages 11-26). Part one, 'Concepts', contains: The social conventions of guidance as a major component of lifelong learning systems: a French-Danish-British comparison / Eric Verdier (pages 29-44); The genesis of vocational education in Switzerland from the perspective of justification theory: on the development of a dual vocational education model in the cantons of Geneva and Lucerne / Esther Berner, Philipp Gonon and Christian Imdorf (pages 45-66); The political economy of educational and vocational training reforms in western Europe from a historical perspective / Marius R. Busemeyer (pages 67-82); The pathway to the Swiss Federal Vocational Baccalaureate / Philipp Gonon (pages 83-105); The antagonism in commercial training: vocational and liberal education: the development of the Commercial School of the Trade Guild Hall in Gotha (1817-1902) / Mathias Goetzl and Thilo J. Ketschau (pages 107-124); 'Muddling through' once again: the long term development of the dualistic Austrian VET system / Lorenz Lassnigg (pages 125-145); Vocational school policy in Germany in the context of securing state legitimacy / Eveline Wittmann (pages 147-163); Negotiating the pedagogical value of school and work: a historical perspective on pedagogical development in Swedish VET / Asa Broberg (pages 165-184); On the genealogy of the subject of industrial work: training and testing as subjectification practices (1900-1935) / Esther Berner (pages 185-206); Every picture tells a story: historical research on vocational education and training / Manfred Wahle (pages 207-228); Vocational education: for livelihood, knowledge or companionship / Anja Heikkinen (pages 229-248).
Part two, 'Cases', contains the following chapters: Policy for the middle classes vs. the Vichy dictatorship: a comparison of the origins of state-controlled education for workers in Germany and France / Elisabeth Flitner (pages 251-269); Seeking models: Germany or France?: where the paradise of vocational training was to be found in 1860-1940 / Gerard Bode (pages 271-285); Solving the crisis: VET as an economic policy (France, from the Long Depression to the Second Oil Crisis) / Antoine Vernet (pages 287-304); Same, but different: the emergence of VET in three Nordic countries / Christian Helms Jorgensen, Svein Michelsen, Jonas Olofsson and Daniel Persson Thunqvist (pages 305-325); Towards the enhancement of school-based VET in Finland / Marja-Leena Stenstrom and Maarit Virolainen (pages 327-347); The case of the Norwegian VET: origins and early development 1860-1930 / Svein Michelsen (pages 349-366); Modern apprenticeship and Teknikcollege: historical roots of two current features of Swedish vocational education / Tobias Karlsson, Fay Lundh Nilsson and Anders Nilsson (pages 367-384); The development of statistics in the VET domain in Switzerland: issues and difficulties between 1880 and 1930 / Lorenzo Bonoli (pages 385-401); There is no outside to the system: paternalism and protest in Swiss vocational education and training, 1950-1980 / Philipp Eigenmann and Michael Geiss (pages 403-428); Schools for workers?: industrial and artistic industrial schools in Italy (1861-1913) / Chiara Martinelli (pages 429-445).
Part three, 'Challenges', contains the following chapters: Educational systems research: intention, scope, desiderata: a vocational-pedagogy and historical comment / Friedhelm Schutte (pages 449-471); The German VET system and labour market segregation by gender: a historical perspective / Simone Haasler (pages 473-491); The integration of female-dominated VET programmes in health and social care into the common collective skills system in Norway / Hakon Host (pages 493-509); Comparison of historical development pathways of initial vocational education and training in Lithuania and Germany: how does history matter for policy learning? / Andreas Saniter and Vidmantas Tutlys (pages 511-529); Explaining diverging VET systems and approaches in the post-war construction sector: the examples of Britain and the Federal Republic of Germany / Linda Clarke and Jorn Janssen (pages 531-549); Evolution and challenges of the Spanish VET system: from a school-based to a work-based approach / Ana-Ines Renta-Davids and Manel Fandos-Garrido (pages 551-572); Permeability in two-year training occupations in Germany: from basic training to promotion of lifelong learning: a view at historical and current developments (pages 573-592).
Individual chapters are indexed in VOCEDplus from TD/TNC 127.660 to TD/TNC 127.687.[-] Show less
Keywords: History; Comparative analysis; Education and training system; Education and training reform; Dual system; VET in schools; Government role; Political aspects; Policy formation; Policy implications
Published: Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing, 2017
Physical description: 599 p.
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