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ERIC Number: ED098301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Pages: 13
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Career Education Scandinavian Style.
Seiferth, Berniece
The purpose of the paper is to give a comprehensive view of the attitudes toward vocational education as it exists in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Norway has many one and two room schools on the primary level, but has a well-developed vocational school system. Training is provided before apprenticeship through workshop-schools or during apprenticeship in apprentice schools. Further instruction is available through technical trade schools and specialized trade schools in a great variety of vocational areas. Denmark provides tuition-free technical and vocational training aimed at definite occupational fields as well as community, daily living, and leisure time instruction. The technical, commercial, and other vocational schools are self-governing, under Ministry of Education supervision rather than under regional or local control. In Sweden, students attend a nine-year comprehensive compulsory school that includes craft instruction with no division into groups by sex. The student has three upper secondary school options including vocational school. Vocational training is provided in a large variety of trades in programs of one to several years. Many firms operate their own vocational schools. Recently, a new school unit combining the gymnasium continuation school and vocational school was created to form the gymnasial school. (MW)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Norway; Sweden