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ERIC Number: ED473754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 94
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Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-828-7481-8
Vocational Education and Training in Luxembourg. Second Edition.
Frideres-Poos, Jose; Engel, Gilbert; Lenert, Jerry
The national education system in Luxembourg--and especially its vocational training system--has certain special features. Given the small size of the country and its traditional openness toward the outside world, it presently offers only one full-length cycle of university-level studies, a course in industrial engineering. Luxembourgers are trilingual: from primary school onward they learn Luxembourgish, German, and French. The most distinctive feature of vocational training is its school-based provision of vocational training along the same lines as the German dual system. General educational subjects and theoretical technical and vocational subjects are taught in the school; practical instruction for most occupations is provided in the workplace. For most pupils in technical secondary education, this is not a deliberate career choice, but the result of difficulties in keeping up with secondary education, the goal of which is to prepare young people for university studies. Apprenticeship is an alternative training system and the traditional route for vocational training. The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, public sector, and private sector provide continuing vocational training. A tenet of public education is that it is free of charge; all costs are borne by the state budget or communes' budgets. (Appendixes include acronyms and abbreviations; addresses of 10 leading organizations; glossary; and 14-item bibliography.) (YLB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: Luxembourg