The development of Finnish polytechnic system: perspectives on research

The theme for this year’s conference was ‘Vocational education and training systems, what works and why’ and the program was structured around four topics: VET systems; VET in developing countries; VET and economic and social development; and VET and special needs groups. This paper on the Finnish polytechnic system was part of the first topic. When polytechnics were created in Finland at the beginning of last decade, there were both sceptics and eager enthusiasts. It was going to be the educational reform of the last century or at least of the last decade; some felt that it was only an exchan ... Show more

Authors: Luopajarvi, Timo

Corporate authors: Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia (Finland)

Published: Kingston, Jamaica, International Vocational Education and Training Association, 2001

Resource type: Conference paper

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