ERIC Number: ED418295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways and Participation in Vocational and Technical Education and Training.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This document presents 10 national reports on widely differing traditions regarding vocational and technical education and training (VOTEC) in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development countries. Chapter 1, "Synthesis of Country Reports" (Claude Pair), covers programs and pathways, quantitative trends in participation, and hypotheses concerning development of VOTEC participation. The next 10 chapters are the country reports that provide information on the respective educational systems, in particular the training streams that come under VOTEC, as well as data on the participation in different kinds of instruction and training. They also show the first attempts to analyze and explain the systems, which may reflect the impact of recent reforms. Chapters 2-11 are as follows: "Australia" (Department of Employment, Education, and Training); "Austria" (Lorenz Lassnig); "Denmark" (Roland Osterlund); "England, Wales, and Northern Ireland" (David Short); "France" (Claude Pair, Sylvie Lemaire); "Germany" (Gernot Weisshuhn, Felix Buchel); "Italy" (Marinella Giovine); "The Netherlands" (Elly de Bruijn, Eva Voncken); "Quebec" (Lili Paille); and "Switzerland" (Anna Borkowsky, Philipp Gonon). The country reports may contain data tables, data analyses, and a bibliography. Chapter 12, "Conclusion: Where Are Pathways Going? Conceptual and Methodological Lessons from the Pathways Study" (David Raffe) stresses the importance of basic concepts and methods used and the consequences for future research. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developed Nations, Educational Change, Educational Development, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Technical Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).