Should I stay or should I switch?: an analysis of transitions between modes of vocational education and training

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Author: Latina, Joelle


How established is the horizontal permeability between modes of vocational education and training (VET) in Switzerland? Formally encouraged by the Swiss law on VET, horizontal permeability refers to transitions across VET modes, i.e. between dual and school-based VET. This paper first discusses why horizontal permeability is indeed relevant and then empirically examines the horizontal permeability of the Swiss VET system for a given occupation - commercial VET. The latter is the largest VET domain in Switzerland and, importantly, a domain in which school-based VET is well established....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Governance; Pathways; Research; Participation; Students

Keywords: VET in schools; Education and training system; Dual system; Completion; Student mobility; Longitudinal study; Decision making

Geographic subjects: Switzerland; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 69

Journal number: 2

Journal date: June 2017

Pages: pp. 173-195

ISSN: 1363-6820, 1747-5090 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.772

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