ERIC Number: ED371182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Training: Analysis of Policy and Modes. Case Studies of Sweden, Germany and Japan. IIEP Research and Studies Programme.
After briefly summarizing major policy concerns and different perspectives on the relationship between training and work, this report discusses three main modes of vocational training: school-based training, apprenticeship, and training of employees. The goals and ideologies connected with these modes and the national systems that exemplify them are discussed; the way training is conducted is described; recent policy trends are noted; and some strengths and weaknesses are assessed--including the extent to which training later leads to "relevant work." The modes and their respective cases are compared and present international trends and policy options are discussed. For each mode, a national case is presented: Sweden, Germany, and Japan respectively. Each country can be seen as a case in which one of these modes is relatively highly developed, with the caution that appropriate policies in any country will depend on the national context. The accounts are intended to highlight some of the problems that still persist when a given mode is developed under what is widely perceived internationally to have been relatively favorable circumstances. Contains 83 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Comparative Education, Delivery Systems, Developed Nations, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Models, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
International Institute for Educational Planning, Publications Unit, 7-9 rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75116 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Japan; Sweden