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Van Meel, Rosita – European Training Foundation, 2012
This policy paper argues that short-term tertiary education is important to achieve policy goals as equity and increased access to tertiary eduction. The paper outlines the 3 major reference frameworks in use ISCED [International Standard Classification of Education], NQF [national qualifications frameworks] and the EHEA [European Higher Education…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Postsecondary Education
European Training Foundation, 2012
The "ETF Yearbook 2012" continues the tradition of highlighting a thematic field of particular importance to the work of the European Training Foundation (ETF). The theme of this yearbook is evaluation and monitoring of vocational education and training (VET) systems and the role of evidence-based policy in VET reforms in ETF partner…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Evidence, Research, Vocational Education
Pantic, Natasa; Closs, Alison; Ivosevic, Vanja – European Training Foundation, 2011
Teachers for the Future is a regional report that draws together and analyses research findings from a study commissioned by the European Training Foundation (ETF) in seven countries in the Western Balkan region, namely Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia. The overall…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Evidence, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Oldroyd, David; Nikolovska, Margareta; Xhillari, Lindita – European Training Foundation, 2011
This report follows an exploratory investigation of the situation and policies relating to entrepreneurial learning in Albania, as part of ETF 2009 country activities. A research project on entrepreneurial learning has been set up in Albania, aiming to help the key country stakeholders to comprehend the challenges that the country is facing,…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Educational Quality, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
Oldroyd, David, Ed.; Nielsen, Soren, Ed. – European Training Foundation, 2010
The reform of South Eastern European country vocational education and training (VET) systems has been underway for more than a decade. Initially major efforts focused on reforming the curricula of the vocational schools and training centres to align them better with the rapidly changing needs of the labour market and society. Later the focus moved…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Anthologies, Vocational Schools, Foreign Countries
Davies, Lynn – European Training Foundation, 2009
This paper examines fragility, capacity development and education and the links between these by analysing relevant research and policy literature. It proposes ways forward for action and reflection at national, regional and international levels. An important element of capacity development in education systems is the establishment of education…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Stakeholders, Regional Cooperation, Capacity Building
Coulon, Arnaud – European Training Foundation, 2009
Teacher and trainer training is one of the most important determinants of the success of reforms in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems in recent years in the Mediterranean region. This is based upon the assumption that the role of teachers and trainers in the reform of TVET is a dual one; that of stakeholder and…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning, Comparative Analysis
Sweet, Richard – European Training Foundation, 2009
This report examines programmes for youth that combine learning in classrooms with participation in work in 10 Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. It is one element, together with the development of a network of policymakers and experts from the…
Descriptors: Youth, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Social Capital
Seyfried, Erwin – European Training Foundation, 2008
In many countries in both the Mediterranean region and the European Union (EU), interest in the quality of, and improvements to, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems has increased progressively in recent years. The main reason underlying this interest is a growing awareness of the key role played by education and training…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance
Gunny, Madeleine; Viertel, Evelyn – European Training Foundation, 2006
The importance of lifelong learning is generally well understood and few people today would query the need for adults to regularly update their skills in line with labour market needs, and for governments and social partners to provide an environment that supports skills acquisition and updating. However, it is clear when we look at data from the…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Vocational Education
Parkes, David; Nielsen, Soren – European Training Foundation, 2006
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)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
Eisenberg, Eli – European Training Foundation, 2006
The aim of this report is to contribute to a better understanding of the current status of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for human resources development (HRD) and the labour market in Israel. It describes the role and involvement of the various sectors in HRD and identifies the barriers, challenges, priorities, initiatives…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Human Resources