ERIC Number: ED419972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact on Vocational Training of Studies. Analysing and Forecasting Trends in Occupations. Case Studies in Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark. CEDEFOP Document.
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
This report describes a study to verify the impact on vocational training policies of research and development work carried out in the field of anticipation of educational and training needs, labor market forecasts, and skills analysis. Section I provides background. Section II presents the framework of the study. Section III includes the full case studies. They follow a common structure: preface, description of study, and analysis of impact. The six case studies are as follows: "Market Scanner for the Installation Sector"; "'Occupational Analysis' in the Field of Inland Navigation"; "'Qualification Analysis' for Revision of Initial Training for Motor-Vehicle Mechanics"; "Action Research for Job Improvement in the Plastics Industry"; "'Technological Development and Changing Demands on Qualification in the Construction Sector' and Its Impact on the Revision of the Ordinance for 17 Construction Occupations"; and "'Foundations and Suggestions for a New Training Ordinance: Data Processing Clerk' and Its Impact on Four New Ordinances in the Information Technology Sector." Section IV includes these conclusions: specific research results are often an important but not the sole information source for curriculum development; the researcher should perhaps be more concerned with the stimulation of curriculum development; and research aimed at revision of existing forms of education may differ from that aimed at development of new forms of educational practices. (42 references) (YLB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Employment Projections, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Trend Analysis, 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: Denmark; Germany; Netherlands