Fully integrating upper-secondary vocational and academic courses: a flexible new way?

The tracking of students in upper-secondary school is often criticised for narrowing the career prospects of students in the vocational education and training (VET) track, which in many countries leads to the stigmatisation of VET courses. To tackle this problem, Australia blurred the lines between the two tracks by introducing VET courses that count to both a national VET qualification and university entry. In this study, [the authors] estimate the impacts of taking these courses on academic achievement and university entry using administrative data, propensity score matching and a decomposit ... Show more

Authors: Polidano, Cain; Tabasso, Domenico

Published: Bonn, Germany, IZA, 2016

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: [45] p.

Access item: http://ftp.iza.org/dp9694.pdf

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