ERIC Number: EJ718240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Achieving the Lisbon Goal: The Contribution of Vocational Education and Training
Leney, Tom; Green, Andy
European Journal of Education, v40 n3 p261-278 Sep 2005
This article summarises the main conclusions of the "Maastricht study": Achieving the Lisbon Goal: The Contribution of VET ( Leney etal., 2004 ), which the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), in collaboration with the Institute of Education and other international partners, prepared for the European Commission's DG Education and Culture in 2004. Based on the self-assessment reports prepared by the Directors-General for VET (DGVTs) of 31 European countries, and on independent expert reviews of the national and international literature on VET, the report analysed the contribution of VET to achieving the Lisbon goal and influenced the framing of the Maastricht Communique which the European education ministers agreed in December 2004. This summary of the findings of the report is organised under the following sections: 1) The potential of VET as an aspect of European cooperation; 2) The current state of play and progress of VET towards achieving the Lisbon goal; 3) Innovation in VET teaching and learning; and 4) Conclusions.
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; Portugal (Lisbon)