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ERIC Number: ED528745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 327
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-3-0343-1068-0
Challenges and Reforms in Vocational Education: Aspects of Inclusion and Exclusion. Studies in Vocational and Continuing Education, Volume 11
Stolz, Stefanie, Ed.; Gonon, Philipp, Ed.
Peter Lang Bern
In this collected edition, globalization and its consequences on vocational education systems are described and, at the same time, combined with the question of whether new phenomena of inclusion but also of exclusion are produced. Inclusion and exclusion are differentiations that predominate in all kinds of (vocational education) systems, regardless of their national background. These terms base on the requirements of the system itself but also on shortages, particularly when supply and demand are dehiscing. Vocational education developed out of the requirement to integrate large parts of society into a broader or more extended education and, consequently, into an economic and social process. Besides the so-called "social question", gender-, status- and generation-specific characteristics and also the participation in higher education are under discussion. Depending on each country--this volume features contributions of Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Denmark, France, Finland, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA--this debate generates a different development which is described by the authors in their different research areas. Collectively, a multifaceted overall picture arises which illustrates the importance of inclusion and exclusion. Contents include: (1) Inclusion and Exclusion--A Challenge in the Context of Globalisation (Stefanie Stolz and Philipp Gonon); (2) Education Policy in a Globalized World (Gita Steiner-Khamsi); (3) Vocational Education and Training, Culture and Self: Dominant Interests, Diverse Traditions and Vocational Education in Globalised Times (Stephen Billett); (4) Three Challenges for the VET Systems: The End or the Rebirth of Vocational Education? (Philippe Mehaut); (5) Gender Mainstreaming: Inclusion or Exclusion (Anja Heikkinen, Johanna Lammela, Leena Lietzen, Johanna Latti and Emma Virtanen); (6) Gender Mainstreaming: Implications for Inclusion and Exclusion in Employability and Vocational Education and Training (Patricia A. Carter); (7) The Transformation of Office Work from a Male to a Female Occupation (Ida Juul); (8) The Impacts of European Social Inclusion Policy on National Educational Systems (Beatrix Niemeyer); (9) Towards Inclusion? Vocational Special Needs Education from a Historical Perspective (Maija Hirvonen); (10) Diplomas and Inclusion (Julian Stanley); (11) The Present and Future Role of Vocational Education and Training in Japan Under the Aspect of Inclusion and Exclusion in a Globalised World (Mikiko Eswein); (12) Apprenticeship, Youth and Labour Market Outcomes--A Diachronic Investigation into the Norwegian Case (Svein Michelsen and Hakon Host); (13) Merging Academic and Vocational Learning: Inclusion and Exclusion in Selected School-to-Work Programs in Canada and the United States (Antje Barabasch and Bonnie Watt-Malcolm); (14) Transition from Vocational Education and Training to Higher Education in Germany and Switzerland--A Perspective of Social Inclusion and Exclusion (Bettina Siecke); (15) Vocational Training as the Roundabout Route from "Abitur" to University (Matthias Pilz); (16) Towards Inclusive Higher Education?--Outlining a Student-Centred Counselling Framework for Strengthening Student Engagement (Vesa Korhonen); and (17) Reflections on the Art of Exclusion (Antoni Lindgren).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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