ERIC Number: ED338856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Financing of Adult Vocational Education in the Netherlands.
Kraayvanger, G.; And Others
A study was conducted to document and analyze the financing flows and flows of people in adult vocational education in the Netherlands. The study sought to determine the following: (1) the activities geared to adult vocational education; (2) the flows of people into and out of adult vocational education; and (3) the financial flows, the allocation of funds, and the financial instruments. The study reported very preliminary findings only because of time constraints and the extremely complex nature of vocational education in the Netherlands. Some of the findings were as follows: (1) adult vocational education is still in the developmental stages; (2) new legislation on vocational education is still in preparation; and (3) data on content and finances are too fragmented to present a general picture. The study found that despite the growing interest in adult vocational education, the money spent on it in the Netherlands is modest compared to other European Economic Community states. The study discovered that from 1980 to 1985 participation in adult education increasingly became an activity for young people (aged 16 to 24), men, employees, and the better educated. It also found that larger firms are more likely to provide training than smaller firms. The study recommended that more attention be paid to training older workers, since there will soon be fewer young workers. (Appendices include technical data on the study, examples of financial and labor market policy instruments, the questionnaire for a survey of company training programs, and data tables. There are 36 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Continuing Education, Developed Nations, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Postsecondary Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).