ERIC Number: ED406570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Continuous Vocational Training in Europe. Documentation on the Social Dialogue.
Heidemann, Winfried, Ed.; And Others
This document, which is intended primarily for European trade union experts who are responsible for further training and education (FTE) and negotiations in the field of further education and training, examines the social dialogue and collective agreements on further training and education at the European, national, and sectoral levels. Presented in chapter 1 are summaries and a comparative analysis of five transnational studies of the following: agreement-based regulations on vocational FTE; new challenges for trade unions in negotiating FTE; and development of company-based FTE in the retail, food, and automobile repair/sales sectors. Chapter 2 discusses examples for company-, sector-, and system-level action in the following fields based on the social dialogue from various countries: FTE and the balance between modernization and social protection; possibilities/limits of FTE in the modernization process; company and individual interests in FTE; and problems with implementing agreements. Chapters 3 and 4 consist of reports on FTE and the social dialogue in the European Union's 12 long-standing member states (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom) and in its 3 new member states (Austria, Sweden, Finland). Concluding the document is a glossary. (MN)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Labor Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Trend Analysis, Unions, Vocational Education
WORMUTH KG, Erkrather Stv. 345-349, Dusseldorf, Germany (29.80 Deutsche marks).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: European Community, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: Hans Boeckler Foundation, Dusseldorf (Germany).