ERIC Number: ED417283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparative Analysis of the Phare Countries. Report on Vocational Education and Training.
A cross-country analysis based on 11 case studies on vocational education and training (VET) in Eastern and Central Europe was conducted. The countries are: Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, and Albania. Data gathered included information about the following: political and economic background to the transformation of the education system; transforming the institutional structures in VET; restructuring the upper secondary level; VET at the upper secondary level; the role of enterprise-based training; legislation, responsibilities and funding for VET; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; teaching staff in VET; and educational research and information. The country studies showed that it is not possible to find any solutions, let alone "simple" ones, that would apply in general to the complex problems of VET in the countries in transition. There are no definite clear-cut models to be followed, nor can Western solutions be imposed. A policy of gradual change seems the only answer, but such an approach runs the risk of losing sight of the goals of reform and wasting energy on secondary issues. (Contains 28 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: Europe