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ERIC Number: ED418303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Pages: 141
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-826-8775-9
Vocational Education and Training in Belgium.
Geers, Frederik; Van Weydeveldt, Reinald
This document describes the vocational education and training system in Belgium, beginning in chapter 1 with the administrative, demographic, and economic background in which the training system exists. Chapter 2 provides a brief historical review of the development of the training system; arrangements for initial training; and arrangements for continuing training, teacher training, and adult training. Chapter 3 indicates where responsibilities for administering the system are located, including the influence of the social partners, and presents information on the financing system. Chapter 4 provides an indication of present trends and developments, including how far the system has been, or would be, influenced by European Community considerations, such as the following: creation of the single European market, mutual recognition of qualifications, the intervention of the Structural Funds, and the Community's education and training programs. Specific topics are as follows: divergent training systems, the teaching profession and teacher training, choice of study by girls, and education in the Flemish and French communities. Appendixes contain 14 references and the following: list of acronyms and abbreviated titles; major organizations involved in providing or regulating vocational training; and glossary. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: Belgium