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ERIC Number: ED438416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Pages: 155
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-828-8051-6
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)
CEDEFOP, P.O. Box 22427, Thessaloniki, 55102-Greece (catalogue no. HX-25-99-075-EN-C). Fax: 30-31-490-029; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).