ERIC Number: ED477815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Towards More Flexibility in Training: A Review of Some Experiences in Rationalizing the Provision of Vocational Qualifications. Employment and Training Papers.
Tchaban, A., Ed.
This document presents five papers, each describing different experiences in the introduction, promotion and implementation of innovative adult training approaches aimed at achieving more flexibility in skill development. An introduction (Anatoli Tchaban) presents background information and a synthesis of the studies covering definitions, concepts and approaches, government policies and institutional frameworks, major issues discussed, and a listing of appropriate strategies to adopt. The following papers are included: "Improving the Relevance of Vocational Training and Delivery Approaches: Recent Developments in Australia's Vocational Education and Training System" (Roland McMillan); "Open and Flexible Learning: Experience in the United Kingdom and in the Moscow Region of the Russian Federation" (John Twining); "Open System for Individualized Training: A French Training Scheme for Adults (Cyrille Salort); "More Flexibility through Modules: Scotland's Vocational Training Reform" (Rob van Krieken); and "Quick Start: Company Specific/Job Specific Training Programmes in the United States" (Clarence Burdette). The first two papers contain extensive bibliographies and the fourth has an appendix describing a vocational certification program in the travel and tourism area. (SLR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Vocational Education, Continuing Education, Corporate Education, Economics of Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Labor Force Development, Learner Controlled Instruction, Organizational Development, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Relevance (Education), Technology Integration, Training Methods
For full text: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/strat/download/etp56 .pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Australia; France; Russia (Moscow); United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Scotland)