ERIC Number: ED414490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education and Training in Finland.
Bergstrom, Heidi; Katajisto, Jukka; Kimari, Matti; Kyro, Matti; Rahikainen, Elisa; Sulamaa, Kaarle; Walls, Leena; Ogren, Marjatta
This monograph describes development of the Finnish system of vocational education and training and discusses its future outlook. Chapter I provides background information on political and administrative structures, population, and the economy and labor force. Chapters II-III describe the education system and its development and the vocational education and training system. A section on its historical development considers reform in the 1970s and 1980s, ammattikorkeakoulu (AMK) institutions (polytechnics), and legislation. A section on initial vocational education and training addresses these topics: sectors of training and fields of study; qualifications; student assessment, counseling, and support systems; and educational institutions and teachers. The section on continuing education and training covers the following: adult education and training; adult vocational qualifications and language proficiency tests; adult education and training opportunities; and financing adult training. A final section looks at special education and training for specific target groups. Chapter IV outlines the administrative and financial framework. Chapter V on qualitative aspects provides information on certification, training of trainers, and guidance. Chapter VI discusses trends and perspectives in these areas: lifelong learning, Information Superhighway, comparability of qualifications, and European dimensions. Appendixes contain the following: a list of abbreviations and acronyms, major organizations involved in vocational training; 11-item bibliography; glossary; and list of available qualifications. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Certificates, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Certification, 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).
Identifiers - Location: Finland