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ERIC Number: EJ1010104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Teacher Preparation for Vocational Education and Training in Germany: A Potential Model for Canada?
Barabasch, Antje; Watt-Malcolm, Bonnie
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v43 n2 p155-183 2013
Germany's vocational education and training (VET) and corresponding teacher-education programmes are known worldwide for their integrated framework. Government legislation unifies companies, unions and vocational schools, and specifies the education and training required for students as well as vocational teachers. Changing from the Diplom programme model to the Anglophone Bachelor and Masters degree model has raised concerns for VET teacher preparation. It is within this context that we explore Germany's VET teacher-education system and current academic debates. We further investigate challenges in the development of Canada's VET teacher-education programmes and suggest some policy borrowing from the German model. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Germany