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ERIC Number: EJ996015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Lessons from the German Dual System
Hyslop, Alisha
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v87 n8 p40-45 Nov-Dec 2012
Most average Americans know more about the food in Germany than the education structure, but its emphasis on a dual system of education and training has a number of insights to offer to American career and technical educators. This author had the opportunity to observe firsthand the vocational education and training system, or "VET" system as it is known in Germany, during an intensive week of study abroad this summer. Hosted by the University of Bremen, the itinerary included visits to multinational companies, conversations with business and education leaders, and the opportunity to observe students up close. The German VET system is built on the dual principles of practical training at work and theoretical training and education in school, with knowledge and skills directly related to required job experience. In this article, the author describes the German dual system and the lessons that can be learned from it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany