ERIC Number: ED351522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Towards Cooperation among Researchers of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Europe. Platform Meeting of VET Researchers from EC, EFTA and Central Europe (Berlin, Germany, October 23, 1992).
Grootings, Peter, Ed.
CEDEFOP Flash, n7 Nov 1992
A meeting held in Berlin provided a forum for researchers from the Central European countries of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland to discuss the research situation in vocational education and training (VET) in their countries and to discuss the possibilities for developing forms of cooperation with researchers from the 10 Western European countries that participated. Highlights of the discussion included the following: (1) vocational education and training are developing very quickly in Central Europe, but the contribution of research to these developments appears to be rather marginal; (2) there is a lack of information on recent development in VET systems in Western European countries; (3) in all three Central European countries there is great need for researchers to collaborate with their Western colleagues, especially in terms of conceptual and methodological questions; (4) the potential return from VET research is being highly underestimated in the Central European countries; (5) only in the field of curriculum development is there any impetus for research in the Central European countries; (6) foreign experts who go to the countries should develop a better understanding of the local situations in which they are offering their skills; (7) existing research infrastructures in the three countries are very uneven; and (8) new avenues of cooperation between the Central and Western European nations need to be explored and implemented. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers: Czechoslovakia; Europe (East Central); Hungary; Poland