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ERIC Number: ED594261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 608
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-1-119-09859-1
The Wiley Handbook of Vocational Education and Training. Wiley Handbooks in Education
Guile, David, Ed.; Unwin, Lorna, Ed.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc
"The Wiley Handbook of Vocational Education and Training" offers an in-depth guide to the theories, practices, and policies of vocational education and training (VET). With contributions from a panel of leading international scholars, the Handbook contains 27 authoritative essays from a wide range of disciplines. The contributors present an integrated analysis of the complex and dynamic field of VET. Drawing on the most recent research, thinking, and practice in the field, the book explores the key debates about the role of VET in the education and training systems of various nations. The Handbook reveals how expertise is developed in an age of considerable transformation in work processes, work organization, and occupational identities. The authors also examine many of the challenges of vocational education and training such as the impact of digital technologies on employment, the demand for (re)training in the context of extended working lives, the emergence of learning regions and skill ecosystems, and the professional development of vocational teachers and trainers. This important text: (1) Offers an original view of VET's role in both the initial and continuing development of expertise; (2) Examines the theories and concepts that underpin international perspectives and explores the differences about the purposes of VET; (3) Presents various models of learning used in VET, including apprenticeship, and their relationship with general education; (4) Explores how VET is shaped in different ways by the political economy of different countries; (5) Reviews how developments in digital technologies are changing VET practice; (6) Discusses the challenges for universities offering higher vocational education programs; and (7) Draws on both recent research as well as historical accounts. Written for students, researchers, and scholars in the fields of educational studies, human resource development, social policy, political economy, labor market economics, industrial relations, and sociology, "The Wiley Handbook of Vocational Education and Training" offers an international perspective on the topic of VET. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Introduction to the Handbook: Vocational Education and Training (VET) Theory, Practice, and Policy for a Complex Field of Inquiry (David Guile and Lorna Unwin); (2) VET, Expertise, and Work: Situating the Challenge for the Twenty-First Century (David Guile and Lorna Unwin); (3) Vocational Education and the Individual (Stephen Billett); (4) VET, HRD, and Workplace Learning: Where to From Here? (Paul Hager); (5) Does Vocational Education Still Need the Concept of Occupation? (Alison Fuller); (6) Knowledge, Competence, and Vocational Education (Leesa Wheelahan); (7) Political Economy of Vocational Education and Training (Damian Oliver, Serena Yu, and John Buchanan); (8) The Politics of Vocational Training: Theories, Typologies, and Public Policies (Marius R. Busemeyer and Christine Trampusch); (9) The Industrial Relations of Training and Development (Mark Stuart); (10) Measuring Performance in Vocational Education and Training and the Employer's Decision to Invest in Workplace Training (Samuel Muehlemann); (11) Excluded Within the Inclusive Institution: The Case of Low-Skilled, Low-Wage Security Employees (Soon-Joo Gog); (12) The Contested Evolution and Future of Vocational Education in the United States (Brian Durham and Debra D. Bragg); (13) The Future of Vocational Education in Canadian Secondary Schools (Alison Taylor); (14) The Interrelation of General Education and VET: Understandings, Functions, and Pedagogy (Vibe Aarkrog); (15) The Sustainability of the Dual System Approach to VET (Thomas Deissinger); (16) Duality and Learning Fields in Vocational Education and Training: Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Assessment (Matthias Pilz and Bärbel Fürstenau); (17) VET Teachers and Trainers (Kevin Orr); (18) The Learning Potential of Boundary Crossing in the Vocational Curriculum (Arthur Bakker and Sanne Akkerman); (19) Designing Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments in Vocational Education and Training (Carmela Aprea and Alberto A. P. Cattaneo); (20) VET as Lifelong Learning: Engagement With Distributed Knowledge in Software Engineering (Monika Nerland and Crina I. Damsa); (21) Innovative Work-Based Learning for Responsive Vocational Education and Training (VET): Lessons from Dutch Higher VET (Aimée Hoeve, Wietske Kuijer-Siebelink, and Loek Nieuwenhuis); (22) Capturing the Elusive: How Vocational Teachers Develop and Sustain their Expertise (Janet H. Broad and Ann Lahiff); (23) The Challenges VET Faces Through Its Intersection With Social Class, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race (Karen Evans); (24) The Contribution of Vocational Education and Training in Skilling India (Tara Nayana and Sanath Kumar); (25) Vocational Education and Training in Economic Transformation in China (Zhiqun Zhao and Yunbo Liu); (26) Working with Historical, Cultural, and Economic Logics: The Case of Vocational Training in Argentina (Claudia Jacinto); and (27) The Evolution of Learning Regions: Lessons from Economic Geography for the Development of VET (Laura James).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Researchers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Canada; Netherlands; India; China; Argentina