ERIC Number: EJ1071710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Vocational Training in India and the Duality Principle: A Case for Evidence-Based Reform
Mehrotra, Santosh; Kalaiyarasan, A.; Kumra, Neha; Ravi Raman, K.
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v45 n2 p259-273 Jun 2015
This article explores the notion of the duality principle, as embodied in the German dual system of Vocational Education and Training (VET), within the context of a field survey of skill shortages faced by German and Indian firms operating in India. The study finds that these firms experience problems with the quantity and quality of skills supplied and, in response to these problems, use some form of in-house training for new recruits and employees. Firms also express a willingness to cooperate in skill-development programmes and in joint funding with government. The article makes a strong case for adapting some of the critical elements of the German dual system to render Indian VET more responsive to the labour market and provide a formally structured and integrated system of skill development.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Skill Development, Foreign Countries, Corporations, Workplace Learning, Inplant Programs, Labor Market, Job Skills, Cooperation, Employees, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Educational Change, Education Work Relationship, Skilled Workers
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; India
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