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The Future of Vocational Education and Training in a Changing World

Editors: Pilz, Matthias (Ed.)

  • A Comprehensive Overview

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Across the globe, vocational education and training is characterised by a number of over-arching trends, including the increasing use of technology, the growing importance of information and communications systems, and changes to national demographics. At the interface between the education and training system and the world of work, VET faces the challenge of tackling these changes, of making a constructive contribution to solving the problems posed by the transition from education to employment, and of ensuring that the next generation has the skills it – and the economy – needs. This volume comprises thirty individual contributions that together add up to a comprehensive overview of the current situation in vocational education and training, its strengths and weaknesses, and its prospects. VET experts from Canada, the USA, India, China, Japan and Korea, as well as from a number of European countries, focus on their national context and how it fits in to the bigger picture. The contributions combine theoretical discussions from various strands of VET research with evidence from country case studies and examples from current practice.

About the authors

Dr. Matthias Pilz is Professor of Business Education at the University of Cologne and Director of the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T).


Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pilz, Matthias

    Pages 1-5

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the United States

    Zirkle, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 9-23

  • Youth Apprenticeships in Canada: Context, Structures and Apprentices’ Experiences

    Lehmann, Wolfgang

    Pages 25-41

  • Re-conceptualising Vocational Education: The Transition from Powerful to Useful Knowledge

    Canning, Roy

    Pages 43-61

  • The Transition from Vocational to Higher Education from the Perspective of Higher Education Admission Staff

    Ertl, Hubert (et al.)

    Pages 63-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Vocational Education and Training in a Changing World
Editors
  • Matthias Pilz
Copyright
2012
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
eBook ISBN
978-3-531-18757-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-531-18757-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-531-18527-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-663-20518-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 592
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