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ERIC Number: ED456241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 100
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-896-0058-6
ISSN: ISSN-1562-6180
Anticipating Occupational and Qualificational Developments: Recommendations and Conclusions Based on a Review of Recent Innovations in Methods and Instruments Applied in the European Union = Antizipation von Berufs-und Qualifikationsentwicklungen... = Prevoir le developpement des professions et des qualifications.... CEDEFOP Panorama Series.
Sellin, Burkat
CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) reviewed vocational education and training trends and innovations to promote "anticipation" in the way, tools, and instruments by which institutions and bodies cope with new challenges to education and training due to changing socioeconomic demands and requirements. Anticipated challenges for systems and provisions are an aging population and increasing acceleration of changes in: (1) attitudinal patterns; (2) technological, communication, and work organizational patterns; (3) behavioral attitudes linked to family building and lifestyles; and (4) new forms of flexible work. These have provoked extension of tasks and improvement or creation of institutes, tools, and instruments for anticipating trends in occupational and qualificational developments. Recommendations are a trade-off between economic performance and concerns of equity and social cohesion; including social partner organizations and professionals; continuous, permanent effort to renew occupational profiles and standards; transparent structure of occupational and training standards and levels; strengthened university research capacity; sectoral, regional, national, or European scenarios and strategies; and European network of institutes and bodies responsible for the technical/professional promotion of vocational education and training and development of new occupational and training standards. (French and German versions are provided. Two appendixes are conclusions from individual country reports and an extract on European trends in the evolution of occupations and qualifications.) (YLB)
CEDEFOP, P.O. Box 22427, Thessaloniki, GR-55102 Greece. Tel: 30 31 49 01 11; Fax: 30 31 49 01 02; e-mail:; Web site: For full text: /5115_deenfr.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: EnglishFrenchGerman
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: European Union