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Kis, Viktoria; Windisch, Hendrickje Catriona – OECD Publishing, 2018
This paper looks at the importance of mechanisms that give formal recognition to vocational skills acquired through work-based learning and how such mechanisms might be developed. It describes how skill recognition can benefit individuals, employers and society as a whole, and identifies in which contexts skill recognition has the highest…
Descriptors: Job Skills, On the Job Training, Skill Development, Professional Recognition
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Skolnik, Michael – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This article was written in response to concerns that have been expressed about the possible consequences of an increasing number of countries overtaking the United States in educational attainment. International statistics on educational attainment were analyzed, questions about comparability of data were discussed, and the impact of different…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Reputation, Educational Attainment
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Heisig, Jan Paul; Solga, Heike – Sociology of Education, 2015
We investigate the impact of external differentiation and vocational orientation of (lower and upper) secondary education on country variation in the mean numeracy skills of, and skills gaps between, adults with low and intermediate formal qualifications. We use data on 30- to 44-year-olds in 18 countries from the 2011-12 round of the Program for…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Numeracy, Adults
Nichols Education Consulting Group, Edmonton (Alberta). – 1996
The literature on business involvement in education in Canada, the United States, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, the United Kingdom, and other European countries was reviewed. Special attention was paid to the following topics: workplace trends/changes; skill requirements/deficits; youth employment/unemployment; integration versus…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Apprenticeships, Career Guidance, Comparative Analysis
Wills, Joan L. – 1995
This document provides basic information about the establishment, mission, and principal tasks of the National Skill Standards Board (NSSB), which was established as a key part of Goals 2000 and charged with the responsibility of creating a national system of voluntary skill standards to be available for use by employers, workers, unions,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Legislation