ERIC Number: ED438416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
An Age of Learning: Vocational Training Policy at European Level. CEDEFOP Vocational Training Policy Report, 2000.
Bainbridge, Steve; Murray, Julie
This document, which is intended to stimulate debate among vocational education researchers, policymakers, and practitioners, provides a comprehensive overview of the development of vocational training policy at the European level over the past 40 years. The following are among the topics discussed in the document's eight chapters: (1) moving from a common policy to a European Community policy; (2) moving from policy to practice to meet the challenge of change; (3) facilitating adaptation to industrial change via training and retraining; (4) improving initial and continuing training to facilitate vocational integration and reintegration into the labor market; (5) facilitating access to vocational training, and encouraging the mobility of trainers/trainees and young people; (6) stimulating cooperation on training between educational or training establishments and firms through work-related vocational training and apprenticeships; (7) developing exchanges of information and experience on issues common to Member States' training systems; and (8) future challenges for vocational training (the nature of change, the issues at stake, development of the acquis communautaire--body of European Community law). Appended are information about the sources of data used in the analysis and a time line of development of the acquis communautaire. (Contains 40 references and 56 graphs/tables.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Continuing Education, Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Mobility, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Industrial Structure, Information Networks, Information Transfer, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Job Training, Labor Market, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Occupational Mobility, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Mobility, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
CEDEFOP, P.O. Box 22427, Thessaloniki, 55102-Greece (catalogue no. HX-25-99-075-EN-C). Fax: 30-31-490-029; e-mail: dwecedefop.eu.int; Web site: http://www.cedefop.eu.int.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).