Transnational education policy and a globally competitive workforce: a comparative analysis of vocational education and training policy in the European Union and the United States

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Author: Witt, M. Allison


This research examines parallel multilevel political entities as they competitively position education within a global education policyscape. Building on a growing body of research that compares policy of the European Union (EU) and the United States (US), this chapter considers the emphasis and purposes of the Copenhagen process policy in the European Union to the Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants in the US policy to consider how vocational education and training (VET) is being reconstructed as a neoliberal response to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Vocational education and training; Policy; Globalisation; Participation

Keywords: Community college; Labour mobility; Outcomes of education and training; European Union

Geographic subjects: Europe; North America; United States

Published: Cham, Netherlands: Springer, 2018

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Pages: pp. 83-98

Related items: TD/TNC 133.745

ISBN: 9783319509105 (print); 9783319509112 (eBook); 9783319509129 (print and electronic bundle)

ISSN: 2197-1951 (print), 2197-196X (online)

The volume from which this chapter is taken is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 133.745.

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 134.355

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