Towards the enhancement of school-based VET in Finland

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Author: Stenstrom, Marja-Leena; Virolainen, Maarit


The development of the national Finnish vocational education and training (VET) system started in 1809, when Finland became an autonomous Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire. In the mid-1800s Finland embarked on a period of rapid social and economic change, when the workforce gained the freedom to choose their places of both residence and work, thus signalling the ruin of the old guild system. School-based vocational education was considerably enhanced in Finland during the rebuilding period that followed the Second World War. Prior to the turn of the millennium, the Finnish VET was mainly...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Culture and society; Governance; Providers of education and training; Employment

Keywords: History; Social change; Education and training system; Vocational school; Education work relationship

Geographic subjects: Europe; Finland

Published: Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing, 2017

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Also called: Towards the enhancement of school-based vocational education and training in Finland

Pages: pp. 327-347

Related items: TD/TNC 127.659

ISBN: 9783034321204 (paperback); 9783034323543 (ebook); 9783034323567 (MOBI); 9783034323550 (epub)

ISSN: 1660-3443, 2235-7327 (ebook)

The volume from which this chapter is taken is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 127.659.

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 127.675

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