ERIC Number: ED437530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Labour Market Information on Vocational Education and Training Standards. Advisory Forum Subgroup C.
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Members of a subgroup of the European Training Foundation's Advisory Forum were surveyed regarding the impact of labor market information on vocational education and training (VET) standards. The survey questionnaire, which was developed after a literature search, was designed to identify how labor market information influences vocational standards and how the influence can be measured and evaluated. According to the 12 returned questionnaires, the most common sources of labor market information were state institutions, VET institutions, employers and employer organizations, and occupational groups. The most common ways of identifying and collecting labor market information reported were conducting special surveys and collecting and collating existing data, and the labor market information was most commonly expressed in terms of work activities and economic trends. Respondents said labor market information influenced VET policy initiatives, curriculum design, and national training standards. All aspects of the VET system (input, process, and outcomes) were said to be influenced by labor market information. It was recommended that the influence of labor market information be evaluated quantitatively and qualitatively at four levels: reactions, learning, job behavior, and results. (Twelve tables/figures are included. Appended are the following: questionnaire; questionnaire responses; subgroup C workshop briefing notes; and discussion of flexible standards.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Data Collection, Foreign Countries, Influences, Information Needs, Information Utilization, Labor Market, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Web site: http://www.etf.eu.int/etfweb.nsf/pages/downloadstandards.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: European Union