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ERIC Number: EJ864386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 88
ISSN: ISSN-0309-0590
Competence: Conceptual Approach and Practice in France
Le Deist, Francoise
Journal of European Industrial Training, v33 n8-9 p718-735 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to analyse the conceptual approaches to competence and practice in competence management in France. Design/methodology/approach: Extensive literature review, discussion with academic experts in the French competence network of AGRH and interviews concerning developments following the 2003 national agreement with officials of the major trade unions and employers' associations. Findings: The conceptual approach to competence is formally comprehensive and incorporates key dimensions of the other dominant competence models. Extensive academic debate on competence does not appear to be mirrored in practice within establishments. Nevertheless, competence management has been given a major stimulus by recent legislation designed to promote lifelong learning and competence is at the centre of the reform of the training and qualifications systems. Research limitations/implications: It is still too early to assess the extent of adoption of competence management overall in the economy but there is increasing evidence that the techniques are becoming diffused throughout the economy from leading edge cases, often larger enterprises, to smaller firms and establishments. Practical implications: This paper provides valuable information for practitioners engaging with organisations in France. Originality/value: This paper gives a summary of the state of the art of competence management in France. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; United Kingdom; United States