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Hippach-Schneider, Ute; Schneider, Verena; Ménard, Boris; Tritscher-Archan, Sabine – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Increasing the number of tertiary graduates has been a priority on the political agenda of the EU for some years. The focus has mainly been on academic courses though, with less emphasis on the role of vocational education and training. International educational statistics indeed show a clear increase in the number of persons completing tertiary…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), Academic Education
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Mazenod, Anna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This paper examines the expansive-restrictive continuum of apprenticeship learning in the context of different education and training systems. It compares the English state-funded apprenticeship programme for young people with the Finnish and the French programmes with a specific focus on access to learning through the programmes. These three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Access to Education, Youth Programs
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Haasler, Simone R.; Gottschall, Karin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Reconstructing the parallel structure of "dual" and "school-based" vocational routes reveals the close connection between the German vocational training system and the segmentation of the labour market by gender. The example of jobs in childcare and pre-primary education shows that the legacy of semi-professionalism in these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Models, Vocational Education
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Deissinger, Thomas; Heine, Robin; Ott, Mariska – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
Germany's apprenticeship system is and has always been considered to be the major sub-system of VET. In this context, the debate circling around the European and German Qualifications Framework (EQF and DQR) has become one of the central issues of VET research and policy. Tasks take on a concrete shape if (a) a serious approach is adopted towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Lifelong Learning
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Weigel, Tanja; Mulder, Martin; Collins, Kate – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This contribution reviews how four European countries--England, Germany, France and the Netherlands--use the concept of competence in the process of developing vocational education and training. Competence in England is set in the context of the National Vocational Qualifications; in Germany within action competence and the approach to learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Criticism, Vocational Education
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Mulder, Martin; Weigel, Tanja; Collins, Kate – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This contribution follows the descriptive review of Weigel, Mulder and Collins regarding the use of the competence concept in the development of vocational education and training in England, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The purpose of this contribution is to review the critical analyses brought forward by various authors in this field.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Educational Principles, Criticism