Mobilising for change in vocational education and training in Sweden: a case study of the 'Technical College' scheme


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Author: Persson, Bo; Hermelin, Brita


In this article, we analyse a recent industry-driven initiative in Sweden for the organisation and operation of Vocational Education and Training. In the context of a statist and school-based system for VET, this is an initiative which seems to be an example of an anomaly in the present system. The initiative is called the Technical College scheme and is a certification scheme for upper secondary school education in technology. The aim of this article is to describe and explain the establishment of the Technical College scheme in Sweden from a historical institutionalist approach. Based...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Secondary education; Technology; Industry

Keywords: VET for secondary students; Education industry relationship; Technical education and training; Planning of education and training; Education work relationship; Case study

Geographic subjects: Sweden; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2018

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Journal volume: 70

Journal number: 3

Journal date: September 2018

Pages: pp. 476-496

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

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 134.511

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