ERIC Number: ED366840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Further Education and Training in Denmark.
Ministry of Education, Copenhagen (Denmark).
Because about 50 percent of the Danish work force have not completed any formal course of vocational education and job training, continuing training efforts are needed. Such training is especially needed by the unemployed. Several research reports have shown that continuing training activities are characterized by proliferation and diversity. The studies have shown that persons who have achieved a higher level of training are more likely to participate in continuing training. However, unemployed people and those workers who have participated only modestly in job training also have a great need for job training, a need that often goes unfilled. Additionally, studies have shown that providing training for present labor markets is not enough; instead persons must be trained for changing conditions and therefore must undergo training continually. Public continuing training efforts should be expanded in the field of further education, with special attention to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. Such an intensified training effort should be considered as a core element in public policy. There is a special need for better training methods, better coordination of information on training possibilities, strengthening the motivation of those who need training, and cooperation between various companies and agencies in providing training. (An appendix to the report contains a survey of the adult education possibilities in Denmark.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Copenhagen (Denmark).