ERIC Number: ED360469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Effectiveness of Training Boards in Sweden. Training Discussion Papers No. 108.
Pertinent research studies, legislative documents, labor market agreements, official reports, and governmental decisions on issues concerning vocational education and training (VET) in Sweden were analyzed in an effort to evaluate the state of coordination of VET in Sweden and the effectiveness of its National Training Board. The findings of the analysis are presented in the nine chapters of this report, which cover the following topics: current trends and analysis of the issues involved (reference materials, current trends, enabling legislation, and new resolutions in 1990); training board structure and composition (including labor market councils and committees); present and planned national training frameworks; finance and financial sources; delivery of training; institutional planning and operation (decentralization, the curriculum in 1991, and supply and demand); administration of private/industrial training; continuing education and training (including education for progression and labor market training), and student testing and certification. A brief history of the development of vocational education in Sweden from 1846 through the 1980s, the results of an evaluation of the vocational value of upper secondary schooling, sample curricula for four integrated upper secondary school programs, and information on the finances and training policy of Sweden's national training board are appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Continuing Education, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Educational Administration, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Job Training, National Programs, Organizational Effectiveness, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, State of the Art Reviews, Student Certification, Testing Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Sweden