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ERIC Number: ED550102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-2197--8646
VET Workers' Problem-Solving Skills in Technology-Rich Environments: European Approach
Hämäläinen, Raija; Cincinnato, Sebastiano; Malin, Antero; De Wever, Bram
Online Submission, International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training v1 n1 p57-80 2014
The European workplace is challenging VET adults' problem-solving skills in technology-rich environments (TREs). So far, no international large-scale assessment data has been available for VET. The PIAAC data comprise the most comprehensive source of information on adults' skills to date. The present study (N = 50 369) focuses on gaining insight into the problem-solving skills in TREs of adults with a VET background. When examining the similarities and differences in VET adults' problem-solving skills in TREs across 11 European countries, two main trends can be observed. First, our results show that only a minority of VET adults perform at a high level. Second, there seems to be substantial variation between countries with respect to the proportion of VET adults that can be identified as "at-risk" or "weak" performers. For the future, our findings indicate the variations that can be used as a starting point to identify beneficial VET approaches. An appendix contains 1 figure and 3 tables.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Academy of Finland
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Denmark; Finland; Germany; Ireland; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Slovakia