The shifting relationship between vocational and higher education in France and Germany: towards convergence?

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In Europe, the Bologna and Copenhagen Processes in higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET) are on the agenda, aiming to create a European educational area. Acknowledging important differences between countries, we compare the evolving relationship between HE and VET. We ask whether and how these two distinct organisational fields in France and Germany have changed in recent decades. Comparing institutional shifts, the article analyses whether long-standing differences in postsecondary education and training systems and the education/economy nexus in these two...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Governance; Higher education; Vocational education and training; Pathways

Keywords: Skill development; Comparative education; Education and training system; Education and training reform; Postsecondary education

Geographic subjects: Europe; France; Germany

Published: Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishing, 2012

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Journal volume: 47

Journal number: 3

Journal date: September 2012

Pages: pp. 405-423

ISSN: 0141-8211, 1465-3435 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 109.789

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