ERIC Number: ED316710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Social Dialogue in the Member States of the European Community in the Field of Vocational Training and Continuing Training--Synthesis Report.
Sellin, B.; And Others
This document describes the current links between the world of work (employees, employers, industrial sectors, and companies) and the world of vocational training (in-company, inter-company, and school-based training bodies) in member states of the European Community; and the degree and nature of the involvement of the social partners in the development, implementation, administration, and control of training programs, including the scale and nature of state intervention. The industries in which these relationships were studied were the construction, metal working, electronics, insurance, and banking industries. The following research questions were among those addressed: (1) Why is it important to increase the participation of the social partners in decision making?; (2) Under what conditions can such participation be a positive contribution?; and (3) What are the major obstacles to greater participation? Following an introduction, the second chapter describes the current situation against a background of social, economic, and technological changes. The third chapter analyzes the situation in member states, including the participation of workers in their organizations; their participation at local, regional, and national levels; the participation of sector-specific organizations; the various forms of social dialogue; the role of the state in the social dialogue; the autonomy of the organizations of social partners; vocational training as a subject of the social dialogue; and preliminary results from the analysis. The fourth chapter takes up problems and prospects of developing the social dialogue. A 15-item bibliography concludes the document. (CML)
Descriptors: Banking, Business Responsibility, Construction Industry, Continuing Education, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Electronics, Employer Employee Relationship, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Inservice Education, Insurance, Job Training, Metal Working, Participative Decision Making, School Business Relationship, Unions, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (West Germany).