Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

The School-Based Vocational Education and Training System in Spain

Achievements and Controversies

Editors: Marhuenda Fluixá, Fernando (Ed.)

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  • The only book on research in the field of vocational education and training in Spain in either English or Spanish
  • Provides an accurate account of VET policies and practices in Spain in the past 40 years, including the recent adoption of dual variations of VET and how these differ from most European types
  • Highlights the importance of the role of companies, on-the-job learning within the curriculum
  • Includes updated overview of the leading young scholars in the field and their research interests
  • Offers a comprehensive picture of formal VET and its relation to non-formal and CVET
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This book discusses the developments in policy and practice in the field of formal, non-formal and continuing vocational education and training in Spain since 1970. It describes how VET has been transformed and become one of the country’s main areas of pedagogical innovation, and also examines current developments, such as the role of non-formal vocational education and training, the accreditation of vocational qualifications acquired in the non-formal system, and the adoption of dual apprenticeships that bear little resemblance to central European dual systems.

Written by respected researchers in these fields, the first section is informative and analytical, offering a description of the system and comments based on academic literature and research. The second section illustrates the research on relevant issues, portraying empirical data from different regions in Spain, as well as nationwide data. Explaining and interpreting data on the basis of the authors’ different theoretical frameworks, the book provides a comprehensive, updated and accurate overview of VET and relevant research in Spain, as well as their relation to European and global developments.


About the authors

Fernando Marhuenda is Full University Professor of Didactics and School Organization at the Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Sciences of the University of Valencia, Spain. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Education of the University of London (UK), the University of Wisconsin – Madison (USA), the University of Augsburg (GER), on several occasions at the University of Mainz (GER), and most recently at the University of Rochester, NY (USA).

Coordinator of the University of Valencia’s multidisciplinary research group on transitions from education into employment for people living in vulnerable conditions, where he has led regional, national and European research and innovation projects on vocational education and training to facilitate transitions into adulthood and working life. His publications include ‘La formación profesional, logros y retos’ (Madrid, Síntesis, 2012) and he is editor of  ‘Vocational education beyond skill formation’ (Bern, Peter Lang, 2017). He is a peer reviewer for journals such as the Journal of Curriculum Studies, the International Journal of Research on Vocational Education and Training, Psychosocial Intervention, Revista de Educación, Profesorado and Revista Interuniversitaria de Orientación Psicopedagógica.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The VET System, Its Subsystems and Their Links with the Labour Market: Strengths, Weaknesses and Challenges of VET in Spain

    Pages 3-19

    Marhuenda-Fluixá, Fernando

  • Building Up a VET System: Formal VET

    Pages 21-39

    Olmos-Rueda, Patricia (et al.)

  • Continuing Vocational Education and Training in Spain: Current Organization and Challenges

    Pages 41-67

    Rego-Agraso, Laura (et al.)

  • Accreditation of Learning and Vocational Qualifications

    Pages 69-85

    Chisvert-Tarazona, María José

  • The Education of VET Teachers and Trainers

    Pages 87-103

    Ros-Garrido, Alicia (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8475-2
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Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8474-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The School-Based Vocational Education and Training System in Spain
Book Subtitle
Achievements and Controversies
Editors
  • Fernando Marhuenda Fluixá
Series Title
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
32
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8475-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8475-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8474-5
Series ISSN
1871-3041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 229
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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