ERIC Number: ED379476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education and Training in Ireland.
This monograph describes the various approaches to vocational training in Ireland. The report was compiled from existing statistics, various studies, and interviews with representatives of all the organizations, colleges, companies, and institutes involved in vocational training. Section 1 provides background information on political structures, population, and the economy. Section 2 begins with an historical review of the development of the Irish vocational training system. It then deals with the main areas of initial training and continuing training. Section 3 begins with a description of the regulatory framework and then presents information on the amount of training in Ireland and some estimates of expenditure on it. Statistics on training activity and expenditure by main public providers or funders of training are presented in summary form. This section also provides a brief outline of the ways in which the main training and certification organizations set about achieving their priorities. Section 4 outlines recent documents and proposals in relation to vocational training in Ireland and refers to the European dimension of training. It summarizes three main policy documents: Program for Economic and Social Progress, Industrial Policy Review Group report, and Green Paper on Education. Appendixes include the following: a list of abbreviations, names and addresses of 29 relevant organizations, important dates in the development of the training system, 16 sources, and glossary. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Continuing Education, Educational Administration, Educational Certificates, Educational Development, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
UNIPUB, 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391 (Catalogue No. HX-81-93-818-EN-C: 14 European Currency Units).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Ireland