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Pilz, Matthias; Li, Junmin; Canning, Roy; Minty, Sarah – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
One response to challenges of national vocational training systems has been a move towards greater flexibility within vocational training systems. This article focuses on an investigation of modularisation as a tool for achieving this flexibility. Many European countries have introduced modular forms into their vocational training system. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Edeling, Sabrina; Pilz, Matthias – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
A striking number of young people in Germany with the Abitur--the qualification required for entry to higher education--do not, in fact, go on to university immediately after leaving school but opt first to do an apprenticeship. This phenomenon, where general and vocational curricula are taught independently and separately, is known as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Apprenticeships, Student Surveys
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Pilz, Matthias – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
This article considers the modularisation of initial vocational training (including apprenticeships) as a modernisation strategy in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Training systems are similarly structured in these three countries with the apprenticeship system at their heart, and the three national philosophies of education and training are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Apprenticeships
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Behrens, Martina; Pilz, Matthias; Greuling, Oliver – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
In Germany, the group of young people with the most extended transition from school to work are those achieving higher education entrance qualifications ("Abitur"), then serving an apprenticeship in the German "dual system" and later pursuing higher education. On the basis of three Anglo-German comparative studies, this article…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Market, Apprenticeships, Young Adults