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Roosmaa, Eve-Liis; Martma, Liisa; Saar, Ellu – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The question of whether the potential short-term advantages of vocational qualifications are offset by disadvantages in later life is an important issue for policy debates. This paper analyses how the choice of vocational or general upper-secondary education affects future prospects of participation in non-formal education (NFE). It presents a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education
Renold, Ursula; Bolli, Thomas; Caves, Katherine; Bürgi, Jutta; Egg, Maria Esther; Kemper, Johanna; Rageth, Ladina – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2018
Vocational education and training (VET) is a major policy topic for countries all over the world, who are eager to learn from the best examples where participation in VET is high and youth unemployment is low. Policymakers want to know how strong VET systems manage challenges like rapid technological change, matching labor market demand for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
This research paper is the fifth in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18). Based on comparative analysis of labour force survey data from 2014, the report analyses the vocational effect on labour market and education outcomes, asking whether any advantages conferred by vocational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Vocational Education, Labor Market
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Roskvas, Ihor – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2017
The article deals with the issues of modern approaches to training competitive locksmiths-electricians and the influence of effective management on the process of vocational training. The modern labour market needs concerning vocational training of highly qualified workers have been analyzed. The concept of a competitive worker has been revealed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Building Trades, Electrical Occupations
Quintini, Glenda – OECD Publishing, 2015
The combination of work and study has been hailed as crucial to ensure that youth develop the skills required on the labour market so that transitions from school to work are shorter and smoother. This paper fills an important gap in availability of internationally-comparable data. Using the 2012 Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), it draws a…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
To reduce high unemployment among their young people, countries are looking to others for help. During the economic downturn, some countries have performed better and youth unemployment has remained relatively low, for example in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria. This has been attributed in part to their apprenticeships or "dual'"…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Educational Benefits, Job Skills
Grm, Slava Pevec; Bjørnåvold, Jens – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
This study addresses qualifications at level 5 of the European qualifications framework (EQF) in 15 countries (Belgium (Flanders), the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, France, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, the United Kingdom (EWNI and Scotland) that had linked their national…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Employment Qualifications, Vocational Education, Lifelong Learning
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EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium). – 2001
This seventh publication in the Eurydice European Unit series of thematic bibliographies draws attention to a selection of publications on the topic of lifelong learning. This annotated bibliography lists 268 books, articles, publications, and reports that have appeared since 1994. Some earlier items of published literature of special historical…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Career Guidance, Distance Education
Symes, Colin, Ed. – 2000
This conference proceedings contains 65 presentations and 3 colloquiums from a conference that dealt with knowledge at work and knowledge that works and with how education can be successfully integrated into work and work into education. The papers are "Reading the Contexts of Complex Incidents of Adult Education Practice" (Apte);…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Certification, Computer Mediated Communication
Harrison, Jeremy; McLeish, Henry – 1987
Written for practitioners rather than policymakers, this document is intended for those who seek to relate educational and training opportunities to local and individual needs; use fresh approaches to integrated services for young people trapped by unemployment, social and economic change, and poor living conditions; and achieve high quality…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential
Vocational Training, 1993
This issue focuses on the various forms that secondary technical and vocational education takes in different European Community Member States. "The Future for Skilled Workers" is an interview with Burkart Lutz, a German researcher. Other articles are as follows: "Contradictions in Technical and Vocational Education: The…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change
Garnett, Katherine, Ed.; Gerber, Paul, Ed. – 1985
The collection presents six articles giving international perspectives on learning disabled (LD) adults. G. Gray begins with an analysis of "Vocational Guidance for Dyslexic School Leavers and Adults in Great Britain," in which he notes coping strategies to be used in the workplace and describes the evolution of societal attitudes to LD…
Descriptors: Adults, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Foreign Countries
Byrne, Eileen M. – 1978
Based on an in-depth inquiry undertaken in 1977-78, this report identifies the extent, type, and character of inequalities in the education and training of girls in the second level of education, ages 10-18. Chapter 1, Introduction, gives background of this report sponsored by the nine European communities: Federal Republic of Germany, France,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adolescents, Career Education, Children
Neave, Guy, Ed. – 1978
This report presents papers, analyses, and recommendations of a five-day workshop held to explore the relationship of education and youth employment. Five papers delivered at the meetings are included: "Current Assumptions on the Nature and Purpose of Secondary Education and Its Relation to Education 16-19," by Edmund King; "Review…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Disadvantaged Youth
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (West Germany). – 1988
This document reports the proceedings of a research forum on vocational training. Following an introduction that outlines the course of the meetings, the following 13 papers are included in the proceedings: "Report by the National Employment Office (ONEM)" (Belgium); "Training Research and Development" (National Manpower…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Postsecondary Education