ERIC Number: ED240235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Experiments with the First Year of Apprenticeships in the Federal Republic of Germany. The Report of a Visiting Party. Studies in Vocational Education and Training in the Federal Republic of Germany. Number Three Revised.
Russell, Russ, Ed.; Neale, Michael, Ed.
A party of vocational educators from the United Kingdom (UK) traveled to the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) to observe current experiments with the first year of apprenticeship training or, as it is called in Germany, the Berufsgrundbildungsjahr (BGJ). During its study, the visiting party focused its attention on the objectives, design, curriculum, and principal teaching methods used in the BGJ. The observers found that the BGJ, which has been designed as an alternative to the first year of traditional apprenticeship in the dual system for education and apprenticeship and which provides training in 13 basic vocational areas, provides a greater educational opportunity for school leavers in the 16-19 age range than do any currently available programs in the UK. Furthermore, the BGJ enjoys the strong support of employers, unions, the educational community, parents, and students in the FRG. Based on their observations, the investigators developed a series of recommendations calling for the development and implementation of a similar program in the UK. (Appendixes to this report include a discussion of the dual system and more detailed suggestions for the implementation in the UK of the visiting party's proposals.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adolescents, Apprenticeships, Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Demography, Differences, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Employment Patterns, Needs Assessment, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publications, Further Education Staff College, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG England.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom; West Germany
Note: For related documents, see CE 037 815-823.