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Brockmann, Michaela; Clarke, Linda; Winch, Christopher – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
This paper highlights critical shortcomings in the approach to apprenticeship in England and argues that the proposed Apprenticeship Framework is unlikely to fulfil its stated aims of enhancing quality and quantity. The key weaknesses identified are a clear definition of what constitutes an apprenticeship framework, an educational component,…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Comparative Education
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Clarke, Linda; Winch, Christopher – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
With the proposed introduction of a common framework for comparing qualifications within the European Union as a result of the Lisbon Agreement of 2000, the question of commonly agreed transnational concepts of skills and qualifications has become a pressing political and practical issue. The paper argues that there are grounds for doubting that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, German, English, Vocational Education