ERIC Number: ED360548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Research and Development Structures and Practices for Vocational Education, Training and Employment in Five OECD Countries.
Kearns, Peter; Papadopoulos, George
This report reviews the research and development (R&D) structures and practices for vocational education, training, and employment in the United States, Germany, France, Sweden, and England. The organization and management of each country's R&D system as well as R&D agendas and priorities are analyzed. General observations and implications for the setting of strategic directions for vocational education and training (VET) R&D in Australia are developed. Special emphasis is placed on the following: the role, governance, organization, management, and agenda of R&D; quality assurance; cost-effective use of resources; linkage of research, policy, and practice; and development of coherent policies for VET R&D. Appendixes include the following: a glossary of acronyms; the mission statement of the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, key issue areas of its research program, and Perkins Act requirements for its dissemination and training activities; information on the University of Pennsylvania's National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workplace, U.S. National Assessment of Vocational Education, and Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Qualifications; and the medium-term priorities of the German Federal Institute for Vocational Training and English Employment Department. (MN)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Government Role, National Programs, Program Development, Program Implementation, Research and Development, Research and Development Centers, Research Methodology, Research Projects, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd., 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Vocational Education, Employment and Training Advisory Committee, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; Sweden; United Kingdom (England); United States