ERIC Number: ED470770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Lifelong Learning in Italy: The Extent to Which Vocational Education and Training Policy Is Nurturing Lifelong Learning in Italy. CEDEFOP Panorama Series.
This report assesses the extent to which lifelong learning (LL) is being implemented in vocational education and training (VET) in Italy. Section 1 depicts the general situation regarding policies and innovations introduced at the statutory level to implement LL objectives. It introduces the principle of integration around which policy is currently being built; analyzes actions promoting cooperation between bodies from different institutional and social backgrounds; presents innovations in the initial VET system; describes national politics for continuing training in the business environment; and introduces the specific legislative form of adult education. Section 2 looks at support measures to promote participation and access to LL, modes of delivery, and action. It studies national legislation and skills certification as a fundamental tools of integration; deals with cooperation between institutions and social partners; looks at planning models; examines an individual's right to individualized continuing VET; tackles the issue of distance training and self training; and illustrates significant national initiatives and reform of guidance services. Section 3 deals with how educational modeling has incorporated changes currently underway, and new curricular models, learning environments, and skills for trainers. Section 4 highlights study results in terms of innovations started within the Italian national system as open problems to resolve if LL principles are to be correctly applied. (Appendixes include a list of legislation, glossary, and 57-item bibliography.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Articulation (Education), Continuing Education, Corporate Education, Developed Nations, Distance Education, Educational Certificates, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Institutional Cooperation, Integrated Curriculum, Lifelong Learning, Models, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Student Certification, Training, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: Italy