ERIC Number: ED022002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Accelerated Vocational Training for Adults, a Comparative Study: Objectives, Organization, Syllabuses and Methods, Future Prospects.
The program of Accelerated Vocational Training (AVT) for adults in France, Great Britain, The Netherlands, and Belgium, originally developed mainly in the basic manual crafts of building and metalwork, is now covering more occupations and is intended to develop trade skills to a level of qualification comparable, if not equivalent, to that which could be acquired through apprenticeship or in training schools. Unlike traditional vocational training, which tends to give the worker a training of long-term value, the AVT program is closely linked with the problem of short- or medium-term employment. The AVT courses are an average of 6 months in length, reserved for adults, and supplement the traditional systems which provide vocational training for the young. In 1962, the International Labor Conference devoted the main part of its "Recommendation of Rapid Training" to the enumeration of principles for AVT training and methods. Some of the principles include establishing an AVT syllabus which provides for preparatory training based on taking one difficulty at a time compatible with the knowledge or skill already acquired, a range of exercises in increasing order of difficulty, a synthesis of exercises carried out in conditions as similar as possible to those f the work or factory, and application of exercises to facilitate the transition between theoretical and actual work. (HC)
Descriptors: Acceleration, Adult Vocational Education, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Skilled Workers, Teaching Methods, Trade and Industrial Education, Trainees, Trainers
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Belgium; France; Great Britain; Netherlands