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ERIC Number: EJ801367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-0590
Professional Competence as a Benchmark for a European Space of Vocational Education and Training
Grollmann, Philipp
Journal of European Industrial Training, v32 n2-3 p138-156 2008
Purpose: The paper's aim is to present a critical review of the current European process of co-operation in VET with a special view to the European Qualification Framework and its competence orientation. Design/methodology/approach: The approach reviews the official documentation and the consultation process and a contrastive analysis of the state of the art of research and developments in VET. Findings: In order to make European VET a direct contribution to the revised Lisbon agenda, a more concise shared vision with regard to the processes and structures of vocational education might be needed. Research limitations/implications: It does not seem possible logically and pragmatically to fully abstract from the processes in which competence is acquired and in which it is going to be used. Practical implications: Research and development activities in the European Union should be integrated towards an agenda that covers structures, conditions and processes of learning for the world of work. Originality/value: Apart from a few other contributions, critical accounts of current policies and its implications for research and practice are scarce. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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