ERIC Number: ED449350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Training and Innovative Practices in the Environmental Sector: A Comparison of Ten EU [European Union] Member States with Specimen Cases. Synthesis Report in the Context of the "Observing Innovations in Vocational Training" Project. CEDEFOP Panorama.
This report provides specialist information and application-oriented recommendations to implement innovative environmental vocational education and training (VET) measures and practices. Chapter 1 explains study method and structure. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the current state of environmental VET in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden. Each summary provides basic data on environmental VET; lists legislative decisions on integration of general environmental education into schools; discusses initiatives regarding specific environmental VET; and describes and evaluates the most important training initiatives related to use of solar energy and geothermal energy. Chapter 3 contains a short discourse on the concept and meaning of innovation from the point of view of system theory and for VET before presenting and evaluating these case studies of innovative training initiatives: use of solar and geothermal energy in Greece, Austria, Germany, and Denmark and wind energy in the Netherlands; labor-market integration of specific target groups in Denmark, Sweden, and Spain; social partners initiatives in Austria and Sweden; and local continuing training initiatives in Luxembourg. Chapter 4 analyzes skills requirements for specific target groups and discusses the extent to which good practices can be transferred. Chapter 5 estimates the new gainful employment and jobs created through environment-related occupations. (Contains 49 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Developed Nations, Educational Innovation, Emerging Occupations, Energy Education, Energy Occupations, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Geothermal Energy, Integrated Curriculum, International Educational Exchange, Job Development, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Solar Energy, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education, Wind Energy
CEDEFOP, PO Box 22427, Thessaloniki, GR-55102 Greece, Tel: 30 31 49 01 11, Fax: 30 31 49 01 02, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (#5106 EN, free). For full text: http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/publication/download /panor ama/5106_es.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: European Union