Germany's dual vocational training system: a model for other countries?


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Author: Euler, Dieter


It is often suggested that Germany should export its vocational training system to other countries. Some argue that this would promote economic growth in the importing countries while others see it as a way of dramatically reducing the rate of (youth) unemployment. So far the results have been disappointing, as most evaluations of attempts to export the German system show little long-term effects. This study addresses two main questions: Which elements of Germany's dual system are essential and provide a basis for exporting it to other countries? How can those elements be structured to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Governance

Keywords: Education and training system; Dual system

Geographic subjects: Germany; Europe

Published: Gutersloh, Germany: Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2013

Physical description: 78 p.

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On title page: A study commissioned by the Bertelsmann Stiftung.

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 114.1532

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