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ERIC Number: ED437531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 39
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Innovative Practice in Teacher and Trainer Training in Vocational Education and Training. Advisory Forum Subgroup D Report.
Oldroyd, David
Members of a subgroup of the European Training Foundation's Advisory Forum were surveyed regarding their perceptions of problems and priorities relating to initial and inservice vocational teacher and trainer training and innovation in the European Union (EU). Advisory Forum members from 10 EU countries completed the questionnaire. Priorities identified included the following: (1) a coherent national-level policy on vocational teacher and trainer training that is coordinated at the regional, local, and institutional levels; (2) continuing investment and technical assistance by EU and other external sources; (3) caution in adopting innovations uncritically; (4) national teacher and trainer training networks; and (5) greater involvement of social partners. Innovations were identified in the following nine specific areas: (1) legislation and governance; (2) restructuring of the system; (3) finance; (4) accountability and involvement of social partners; (5) leadership and institutional development; (6) development of teacher and trainer trainers; (7) curriculum and methods; (8) assessment, credits, and qualifications; and (9) technology. (A checklist for innovators in vocational teacher and trainer training is included. Appended are the following: survey questionnaire; list of innovations submitted by respondent; classification of selected innovations identified; synthesis of strategies used in the innovations; and terms of reference.) (MN)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: European Union