ERIC Number: ED316707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Social Partners in Vocational Education and Training, Including Continuing Education and Training, in Ireland.
Murphy, Timothy; Coldrick, Arthur J.
This document is the result of the analysis of reports and the conduct of interviews with representatives of the social partners (employers, employers' organizations, and unions), education and training agencies, and other relevant agencies in Ireland. The document consists of four parts and a bibliography. The first part describes vocational education and training within the context of human resource policy and explains the involvement of social partners generally in economic and social matters. Part two addresses statutory provisions for vocational education and training and the involvement of the social partners. Part three describes training and education in the construction industry, the textile industry, and hotel catering and tourism industries. Part four reviews key issues and makes recommendations. Among the recommendations are the following: the social partners be formally represented on vocational education committees; educational authorities in conjunction with the social partners investigate the means by which local links can be consolidated and further strengthened; and questions of certification and the establishment of training standards be investigated within the context of increasing mobility of labor within the European Economic Community and the completion of the market in 1992. A bibliography of 116 items concludes the document. (CML)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Building Trades, Business Responsibility, Certification, Construction Industry, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Fashion Industry, Food Service, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Hospitality Occupations, Job Training, Occupational Mobility, School Business Relationship, Standards, Tourism, Training Objectives, Unions, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Ireland