ERIC Number: ED316711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Social Partners and Vocational Education in the Netherlands.
van Dijk, Cor; And Others
This document on the links between the world of work and the world of vocational training in the Netherlands includes 5 chapters, a list of abbreviations, and a 42-item reference list. Chapter 1 introduces the report. Chapter 2 outlines the Dutch system of industrial relations and presents the concept of "neocorporatism." Chapter 3 identifies national developments that are relevant to employers, employer organizations, and trade unions (the social partners) in relationship to vocational education. Chapter 4 analyzes the degree to which national-level agreements are followed by agreements on the sector and enterprise level and includes examples from the metal and electrotechnical engineering industry, the building industry, and banking. Chapter 5 summarizes the report with 10 developments at the national level, 5 at the local level, and 7 areas of conflict. The national developments include the rise of direct technocratic advising, access of social partners to decision-making circuits with respect to education, decentralization within the trade unions, integration and professionalization of the employers' organizations, changes in the power relations between trade union and employers' organizations, the socioeconomic crisis as a background for consensus between the social partners on the central level, and appeasement through vocational training. (CML)
Descriptors: Banking, Business Responsibility, Construction Industry, Cooperative Programs, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Labor Relations, 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: Netherlands