ERIC Number: ED419974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Training for a Changing Society. A Report on Current Vocational Education and Training Research in Europe. Reference Document.
This report describes the background and links among education, training, labor market, economy, and society. Part 1 deals with the statutory, institutional, and political background to vocational education and training (VET), steering of VET systems, funding, and performance of VET systems and the European context. Part 2 discusses research on the socioeconomic frame of VET; developments and changes to the supply and demand sides; macro- and microeconomic costs and benefits of VET; and research on increasing employment by creating new jobs, and future trends in work and skills. Part 3 analyzes individual education and training decisions and implications for vocational guidance; correlation of structural change with apprenticeship training; transition from VET to the labor market; CVT's objectives and actual situation; and problems of disadvantaged groups in training and work. Part 4 discusses proposals on how to proceed with curricular research, role of key qualifications, new learning formats and venues using new technologies, and nonformal learning. Part 5 focuses on principles, methods, and limitations of comparative VET research; European mobility; and recognition and transparency of skills and qualifications. Part 6 offers general conclusions. Appendixes contain 895 references and include: information on VET research institutions, selected networks for research cooperation, sources for descriptions of VET systems in Europe, European Union programs related to VET, and international statistics and classifications. (YLB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Choice, Career Guidance, Comparative Analysis, Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Market, Nonformal Education, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences, Supply and Demand, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).