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ERIC Number: EJ800537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0309-0590
Competence in Transition
Mansfield, Bob
Journal of European Industrial Training, v28 n2-4 p296-309 2004
The former Soviet economies have, for the past 12 years, looked to the advanced economies in the west for help in reforming their systems of vocational education and training. These "transition" economies still bear much of the legacy of the previous system and culture-academic in orientation, firmly supply led and implemented through vocational schools which are in economic crisis. They are offered the western "consensus"-competence-based training systems and the introduction of common or "core" skills. However, in introducing these methods, approaches and concepts, fundamental flaws appear, flaws that have not been seriously addressed in their countries and cultures of origin. This paper tries to address the problems in dealing with concepts like "competence" and "core skills", and suggests that we need a coherent, grounded concept of occupational competence to replace the relatively unquestioned "deficiency model" which these concepts represent. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Europe