ERIC Number: ED167788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Policies for Apprenticeship.
Reubens, Beatrice G.
This report, prepared by the Education Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), analyzes current trends and issues in apprenticeship and in policies for apprenticeship in member countries. Apprenticeship is analyzed in countries where it is the most important activity of young people after leaving compulsory schooling (Austria, Germany, Switzerland) and in countries where apprenticeship is a secondary method of providing occupational skills to young people. Part 1, an introduction, describes OECD and its work. In part 2, examples illustrate the various approaches of OECD countries to apprenticeship in regard to (1) the legal framework and administrative structure; (2) the number and type of apprenticeable occupations; (3) admission to apprenticeship; (4) examination and certification; and (5) financing of training. In part 3, the most important recent developments and current issues and problems in apprenticeship are set forth. Part 4, issues and policy implications, deals especially with criticisms of apprenticeship programs and also with how such programs compare with regular vocational programs. Statistical information on trends and features of apprenticeship are contained in the Appendix. A list of English and foreign language references is also provided. (CT)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Apprenticeships, Certification, Educational Policy, Financial Support, Instructional Programs, International Organizations, Job Skills, Job Training, Legal Responsibility, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Australia; New Zealand; North America; South America