Being an economic-civic competent citizen: a technology-based assessment of commercial apprentices in Germany and Switzerland

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Background: Citizens in modern democratic societies are confronted with complex demands, challenges, and economic problems, and they typically act as consumers, savers, voters, and employees. It is highly desirable for citizens to be able to competently manage these various demands. This ability we call economic-civic competence. Given the lack of empirical findings and adequate instruments on this issue, [the authors] analyze the economic-civic competence of commercial apprentices in Germany and Switzerland. In Swiss commercial apprenticeships, the fostering of this competence is...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Research; Vocational education and training; Technology; Assessment; Apprenticeship; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Comparative analysis; Competence; Apprentice

Geographic subjects: Germany; Switzerland; Europe

Published: London, England: SpringerOpen, 2017

Physical description: 21 p.

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Journal volume: 9

Journal number: 13

Journal date: 2017

ISSN: 1877-6337, 1877-6345 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Stephan Schumann, Esther Kaufmann, Franz Eberle, Andreas Juttler and Nicole Ackermann

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.1192

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