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ERIC Number: ED431097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 154
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: ISBN-92-828-2476-4
Vocational Education and Training in Norway.
Farstad, Halfdan
This volume on Norway describes the country's initial and continuing vocational education and training (VET) system. Chapter 1 provides background information on political and administrative structures; population; and economy and labor force. Chapter 2 describes briefly the Norwegian education and training system. Chapter 3 describes the VET system--initial VET at the upper secondary level, in higher education, and provision for individuals with specific needs. It addresses these topics: continuing VET, including general provision, business-oriented competence enhancement measures, and training as a labor market measure. Chapter 4 looks at administration of education and training, including laws and legal arrangements regarding VET and administrative arrangements, and financial arrangements for initial and continuing VET. Chapter 5 considers qualitative aspects: quality standardization and certification, teacher and trainer training, and vocational information and guidance. Chapter 6 highlights current trends: increase in the level of education and VET, stronger involvement of social partners in VET at upper secondary level, increased women's participation, internationalization of education and training, recruitment problems within technical professions, and increased focus on continuing VET. Appendixes contain the following: lists of abbreviations and acronyms, major organizations and institutions, and 16 sources for further information; glossary; and upper secondary level paths to formal vocational qualifications. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: Norway