ERIC Number: ED366839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction to the Danish Vocational Education and Training System.
Ministry of Education, Copenhagen (Denmark).; Ministry of Labour, Copenhagen (Denmark).
Vocational education and training is a concept that covers a sandwich-type course in which school-based education alternates with firm-based training. Broader courses in Denmark include simultaneous work at companies and school training. The advantage to this system is that students do not waste time training for an occupation that they may not like. At present, Denmark has 85 vocational education and training courses, but there are approximately 300 different specializations. New ways of teaching are being promoted, especially integrated teaching of the theoretical and the practical knowledge of a subject. The vocational education and training courses usually are high-level and lead to examinations for certification. Vocational education and training can be provided by vocational schools and colleges; requirements for time spent at the schools and on the job vary. Basic subjects as well as personal development and social studies should be included. Educational reform is continuing to ensure that students can choose their courses and their occupations and receive the education necessary to pass examinations to receive their journeyworker's license in their fields. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Copenhagen (Denmark).; Ministry of Labour, Copenhagen (Denmark).