The rise of work-based academic education in Austria, Germany and Switzerland

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Author: Graf, Lukas


Austria, Germany and Switzerland are renowned for their extensive systems of collective vocational skill formation, which, however, have developed largely in separation from higher education. This divide has become increasingly contested as a result of a variety of socioeconomic factors that have led to an increasing demand for higher level skills. Do the three countries deal with these challenges in similar ways? The comparative analysis is based on process tracing from the 1960s to 2013 and builds on historical institutionalism as well as several dozen expert interviews with key...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Higher education; Research; Governance; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Comparative analysis; Education and training reform; Institutional role; Institutional characteristic; History; Work integrated learning

Geographic subjects: Europe; Austria; Germany; Switzerland

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2016

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Journal volume: 68

Journal number: 1

Journal date: March 2016

Pages: pp. 1-16

ISSN: 1363-6820, 1747-5090 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 123.1051

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