History of vocational education and training in Europe: cases, concepts and challenges

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Author: Berner, Esther; Gonon, Philipp


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

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Apprenticeship; Research; Governance; Policy

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

Geographic subjects: Europe; France; Denmark; Great Britain; Switzerland; Germany; Austria; Sweden; Norway; Finland; Italy; Lithuania; Spain

Published: Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing, 2017

Physical description: 599 p.

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ISBN: 9783034321204 (paperback); 9783034323543 (ebook); 9783034323567 (MOBI); 9783034323550 (epub)

ISSN: 1660-3443, 2235-7327 (ebook)

Statement of responsibility: Esther Berner and Philipp Gonon (eds.)

Resource type: Book

Call number: TD/TNC 127.659

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