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ERIC Number: ED191708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Apprenticeship and College--Mathematics in Technical and Vocational Education ("TVE").
Straesser, Rudolf
This paper focuses on mathematics education in Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) in West Germany. The "dual system" of TVE, a part-time college/part-time on-the-job training scheme that normally leads to a certificate of a qualified worker after three years, is reviewed. Entrance tests for the trainee posts focus heavily on aspects of mathematics. Qualifications tested include: decimals and various fractions; proportions; change of measurements; rule of three; percentages; and some geometry. Lessons for selected students center around topics such as basic arithmetic, percentages, and proportions. Special areas for particular occupations covered include graph-, table-, and diagram-reading and interpreting, basic algebra, and advanced calculating techniques. Criticisms concerning this topic-oriented approach are presented. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bielefeld Univ. (West Germany).