ERIC Number: ED191708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Apprenticeship and College--Mathematics in Technical and Vocational Education ("TVE").
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)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Algorithms, Basic Skills, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Number Concepts, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bielefeld Univ. (West Germany).