ERIC Number: ED438431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education and Training in Austria.
Piskaty, Georg; Elsik, Monika; Blumberger, Walter; Thonabauer, Claudia
This publication provides a "moment-in-time" picture of the vocational education and training (VET) system in Austria, describing the system as representing a social partnership, a system of cooperation and conflict resolution between the bodies representing employees and employers, as well as the government. The following four choices provided by the VET system are described: (1) young people can opt for various vocational training pathways, alongside upper secondary general education, which leads to university entrance; (2) higher VET schools and colleges lead simultaneously to both university entrance and an occupational qualification; (3) secondary technical and vocational schools provide basic subject-specific knowledge; and simultaneously an extension of general knowledge; and (4) apprenticeship in the framework of the dual system provides young people, through simultaneous training in a company and a vocational school, with an opportunity to combine training and work experience. The six chapters cover the following topics: (1) general information about Austria; (2) structure of the education system; (3) the vocational education and training system; (4) organization and funding; (5) qualitative aspects (including teacher training); and (6) trends and perspectives. Appendixes provide acronyms and abbreviations, addresses of related organizations, and a glossary of 29 terms. (Contains 28 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, College Programs, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Employment Programs, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: Austria