ERIC Number: ED419978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Evaluation/Progress Review of VET-Standards. Subgroup C. Expert Report.
Schmidt, Hermann W.
The European Training Foundation's Advisory Forum established four working groups, one of which was to conduct activities relating to new National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Standards. The 1995 working session accepted definitions of VET Standards and described three models. The 1996 working session decided on a checklist of steps to develop a standard. The 1997 working session worked out strategies for implementation of standards. The objective for 1998 was to develop an empirical evaluation/progress review of pilot projects for VET Standards. A questionnaire was circulated among members of the subgroup to evaluate the procedure of standard development and implementation in member and partner countries. It followed results of the group's work starting with models of standards, development steps, and implementation procedure. Sixteen partner and European Union Member States responded. Findings indicated the following: school-based VET systems were most prevalent; they combined classroom teaching with demonstrations and performance of work tasks in workshops and laboratories; the traditional VET Standard model was the occupation model; the ministry of education took the initiative for VET Standard setting in two-thirds of the states; and all countries referred to the five categories of VET Standards the group defined. Current activities in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Macedonia, and Germany were examined. Ways to measure labor market needs were identified. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Germany; Macedonia; Russia; Ukraine