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ERIC Number: ED538921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 66
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-2915-7483-X
The Reform of Vocational Curricula: Outcomes of the 2005 ETF Peer Reviews in Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Serbia
Parkes, David; Nielsen, Soren
European Training Foundation
The European Training Foundation EU European (ETF) Peer Review is an initiative that was launched in the South Eastern European countries in 2002. It combines policy advice to individual countries with a regional dimension. The key objectives for the peer reviews are to: (1) provide an external assessment of VET (vocational education and training) reform policy initiatives for national policymakers; (2) improve mutual knowledge and understanding of VET systems, issues and developments in the South Eastern European countries; (3) promote regional networking, the exchange of experience, and cooperation among VET experts, stakeholders and policymakers; (4) increase awareness and facilitate transfer of VET reform experience from EU member states and future member states; (5) contribute to the CARDS (Community Assistance for Reconstruction, Development and Stabilisation) and Phare programming cycle; and (6) intensify cooperation between the ETF and national authorities/experts from the region. The peer review model developed by the ETF for 2005 is a cross-country approach with a regional focus on VET reform implementation in four South Eastern European countries--Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Serbia. This approach has been inspired by two overall purposes. The first is that the European Agency for Reconstruction and the EC (European Community) Delegations in these countries need to monitor the impact of project implementation more closely. The second is the added value for the countries of establishing policy-learning opportunities with a clear focus and within a regional context. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation (ETF) (Italy)
Identifiers - Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; European Union; Macedonia; Serbia