ERIC Number: ED412418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Issues and Trends in Vocational Education and Training in Europe.
Van den Berghe, Wouter
This document synthesizes reports on quality issues and trends in vocational education and training (VET) in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. Discussed in the report's five sections are the following topics: quality concepts and their application to VET (VET in Europe, quality concepts and their application to education and training, the increased emphasis on quality in VET); quality assurance and control systems in VET (quality control systems, evaluation systems as part of quality control systems); quality systems in European VET (quality systems for initial VET, quality systems and models in continuing VET); vocational training quality issues in Europe (the changing role of public authorities and social partners, reconciliation of decentralization with central quality standards, quality approaches as a means of raising VET's status, contribution of quality systems to market transparency, availability of tools to support the adoption of quality approaches, relevance and added value of industrial quality practice to VET, European cooperation and the European dimension of the quality debate); and a framework for analyzing quality of VET and recommendations for further research. Contains 64 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Organizations, Models, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Quality Control, Secondary Education, Standards, Synthesis, Systems Approach, Theory Practice Relationship, Total Quality Management, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).