Permeability between VET and higher education: a way of human resource development

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Author: Spoettl, Georg


Parity of esteem between general and vocational education is a widely discussed topic in those countries which have established a system of vocational education and training (VET) beside the system of general education, leading to numerous qualifications and licenses. This paper aims to address this issue. An explorative consideration of curricular basic structures of [technical and vocational education and training] TVET and higher education will reveal the qualitative differences in the different study courses and entailing barriers for permeability between TVET and higher education. A...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Qualifications; Teaching and learning; Higher education; Participation; Career development; Workforce development; Pathways

Keywords: Qualifications framework; Curriculum; Barrier; Career choice; Human resource development; Articulation

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Bradford, England: Emerald Group Publishing, 2013

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Journal volume: 37

Journal number: 5

Journal date: 2013

Pages: pp. 454-471

ISSN: 2046-9012

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 113.631

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