Vocational and Adult Education in Europe

Vocational and Adult Education in Europe

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The system of vocational and adult education and training in Europe offers young people and adults the opportunity to learn to play an effective part in the workplace and elsewhere in society. Vocational and adult education and training is increasingly seen as crucial to the maintenance of employment, economic growth and the social integration of disadvantaged groups. In an economy and a society which are increasingly based on knowledge and information, these tasks can only increase in importance.
This book brings together contributors from different disciplines and the different countries in Europe to look at current developments and debates in the development of European education and training, including the relation between markets and institutions, learning and organisations, different programmes and sectors and the economics of education and training.
The book will be of interest to students, researchers and policy makers concerned with the future of education and training in Europe.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 441 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 25.4mm | 2,380g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • 17 Illustrations, black and white; IX, 441 p. 17 illus.
  • 0792359755
  • 9780792359753

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. Vocational and Adult Education in Europe; F. van Wieringen, G. Attwell. Introduction to Section 1; F. van Wieringen. Skills-based full employment: the latest philosopher's stone; C. Crouch. Enhancing the Operation of Markets for Vocational Education and Training; H. van Lieshout. Market and Institutional Patterns in the Development and Activities of the French Vocational Training System; E. Perzonnaz, P. Mehaut. Reasons and policies to stimulate lifelong learning; H. Oosterbeek. The Future of Vocational Education and Training; F. van Wieringen. Introduction to Section 2; G. Attwell. Cross Cutting Themes in the Education of VET Professionals in Europe; G. Attwell, A. Brown. Learning in Work Teams as a Tool for Innovation; J. Onstenk. How the Learning Organisation Evolves; M. Tomassini. VET systems and criteria for effectiveness; F. van Wieringen. Searching For Educational Quality; J. Ax. Introduction to Section 3; G. Attwell. Sectoral Strategies of Labour Market Reform; L. Dresser, J. Rogers. Evaluation and Decision Making in Swedish Adult Education; A. Sohlman. The Role of Distance Learning in Achieving Lifelong Learning for Community Pharmacists; L. Bagley. Bridging the gap between education and work; K. Abrahamsson. Forming an Educational Policy that meets Practical Needs; N. Patiniotis, D. Stavroulakis. Introduction to Section 4; F. van Wieringen. Enterprise Related Training: A Survey; W. Groot. Participation of SMEs' employees in Continuing Training in the Alentejo Region; E. Figueira. Returns of Labour Market Training under Conditions of Recession; I. Mikkonen. Outcomes of Vocational Education/Training versus General Education;R.H. Lehmann, R. Peek. Functional Literacy Skills of School Leavers in Flanders; D. van Damme, et al. Index.
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