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Bowman, Kaye; McKenna, Suzy – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2016
The past two decades have seen some evolution towards a more nationally consistent vocational education and training (VET) system. One of the challenges is to find the right balance between national consistency and appropriate flexibility, to accommodate the regional and local industry requirements and learner preferences that best serve the needs…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Training, Foreign Countries, National Standards
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Huber, Kathrin – International Journal of Training Research, 2010
In North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), one of the German states, catchment areas for part-time vocational schools were abolished in 2008. With the intention to foster competition between schools in order to improve school quality, training companies now may freely choose the school of their choice. NRW is the first German state to take this step. In the…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, School Choice, Comparative Analysis, Competition