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ERIC Number: EJ1021351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Learning at Work and in the Workplace: Reflections on Paul Hager's Advocacy of Work-Based Learning
Winch, Christopher
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v45 n12 spec iss p1205-1218 2013
Sound initial vocational education is an important precondition for subsequent episodes of vocational education or professional development. The presence of strong occupational identities and labour markets is argued to be a precondition for high-quality initial vocational education and training (IVET) and continuing vocational education and training (CVET) in many countries. The question of whether occupational identity and boundaries are in decline or are relatively stable is examined in relation to the UK and to northern European countries, particularly Germany. A review of the evidence suggests that, in contrast to societies such as the UK where occupational identity is relatively weak, countries such as Germany where it is very strong are characterized by strong systems of IVET and relative occupational career stability. Broadly based IVET also allows for occupational mobility across intrasectoral occupational boundaries. In the UK, take-up of CVET is closely related to positive prior educational outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Europe; Germany; United Kingdom
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