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Fit for Business

Pre-Vocational Education in European Schools

Editors: Pilz, Matthias, Berger, Susanne, Canning, Roy (Eds.)

  • Developing Business Competencies in School

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Within compulsory education, prevocational education is intended primarily to introduce participants to the world of work. This book considers curriculum design and pedagogical practice in pre-vocational education during the last two years of compulsory education. The study focuses on seven European countries (Scotland, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Portugal) and presents an analysis of the curriculum as it relates both to knowledge-based competencies in economics and business and to self- and social competencies. It then discusses the differences between the prescribed and the enacted curriculum as identified by means of a subsequent survey of teachers. The authors conclude with a comparative assessment of each country case study, combined with supranational recommendations.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz

is professor and chair of the department of Business and Economics Education as well as of the German Research Centre for Comparative Education and Vocational Training, University of Cologne.

Susanne Berger

is research assistant at the Department of Business and Economics Education as well as at the German Research Center for Comparative Education and Vocational Training, University of Cologne.

Dr. Roy Canning

is a senior lecturer within the School of Education, University of Stirling.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Questions, Challenges and Methods

    Pilz, Matthias

    Pages 7-16

  • Pre-Vocational Education in Scotland: A Case Study of One Local Authority

    McGlynn, Catherine (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • The Development of Business Competencies in School: Latvia’s Experience

    Muzis, Ivars (et al.)

    Pages 35-59

  • Business Competencies in Polish School Curricula: Opinions of Teachers and Social Partners

    Kurek, Sławomir (et al.)

    Pages 61-88

  • Economic Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Competencies in Pre-Vocational Education in Hungary

    Gönczöl, Enikő (et al.)

    Pages 89-117

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eBook $44.99
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Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-531-18383-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fit for Business
Book Subtitle
Pre-Vocational Education in European Schools
Editors
  • Matthias Pilz
  • Susanne Berger
  • Roy Canning
Copyright
2012
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-531-19028-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-531-19028-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-531-18383-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
216
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations
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