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Mulder, Regina H.; Messmann, Gerhard; König, Christoph – European Journal of Education, 2015
Researchers and policy makers agree that the relation between school and work is an important characteristic of vocational education and training (VET) and needs attention. The relation itself poses several challenges for research to be successful and useful for policy makers. In this article, we outline these challenges and answer the following…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Viertel, Evelyn – European Journal of Education, 2010
This article presents an argued case for making sustainable development a policy obligation for the European Training Foundation (ETF) and for vocational education and training (VET) reform in the partner countries that are served by ETF. In relation to ETF it points out that no major emphasis has been put to date on combining economic, social and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, Sustainable Development
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Lamoure, Jean; Rontopoulou, Jeanne Lamoure – European Journal of Education, 1992
Issues in vocationalization of the two-tier system of higher education in France are considered, including vocationally oriented professional courses; the impact of mass education; changing aims of university studies; and issues for the future, such as the balance between short-term and long-term needs. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Haxby, Peter – European Journal of Education, 1989
The United Kingdom's system of apprenticeships and its relationship to vocational education and employment are discussed, with focus on recent government initiatives, access to apprenticeships, and efforts to coordinate training with labor market needs. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship, Educational Trends