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ERIC Number: ED478639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 266
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-896-0200-7
ISSN: ISSN-1608-7089
Future Education: Learning the Future. Scenarios and Strategies in Europe. CEDEFOP Reference Series.
van Wieringen, Fons; Sellin, Burkart; Schmidt, Ghislaine
Five research institutes covering five European Union (EU) member states and five Central and Eastern European countries participated in a scenario project designed to improve understanding of vocational education and training (VET) systems in their economic-technological, employment-labor, and training-knowledge environments. The participating research institutes used a six-step iterative procedure to construct scenarios for VET in their respective countries. The scenarios were written using 17 descriptors in 9 categories covering the following contexts/dimensions of VET: (1) economic (restructuring, growth, competition, privatization); (2) social-labor (flexibility/mobility, work/training patterns, inequalities, organization of labor); and (3) training dimension (general skills, in-company training, willingness to invest, lifelong learning). To enhance the scenarios' compatibility, the countries were asked to quantify the descriptors using a 5-point scale. The project generated 27 scenarios that were clustered into 4 groups. Specific country policy strategies were also developed and clustered. The following strategies were deemed particularly relevant to the EU: transparency; flexible providers; modern worker; more training within firms; financially responsible individual; protection; forecasting; and monitoring. (The following items are appended: overviews of "national" scenarios and strategies; descriptions of the scenario/strategy methods; overarching scenarios on VET systems' convergence or divergence in Europe; and lists of 9 country reports and 38 references.) (MN)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).