Vocational training and professional development: a capability perspective

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Author: Lambert, Marion; Vero, Josianne; Zimmermann, Benedicte

Abstract:

Lifelong learning has become one of the keys to making workers' career paths more secure at both the French and the European policy level. However, the implementation of these policy lines raises delicate questions as to how the responsibility for vocational training should be shared among employees, employers and public institutions. The capability approach is used here to elucidate the ambiguous relationships between responsibility and freedom that characterized French training reforms in 2004. The study, based on quantitative and qualitative surveys in which employers and their...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Workforce development; Lifelong learning; Career development; Research; Employment; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Professional development; Survey; Employers; Employees; Continuing education; Continuing vocational education and training

Geographic subjects: France; Europe

Published: Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishing, 2012

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Journal volume: 16

Journal number: 3

Journal date: September 2012

Pages: pp. 164-182

ISSN: 1360-3736, 1468-2419 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 109.772

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