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Bridging the Skills Gap between Work and Education - Wim J. Nijhof

Bridging the Skills Gap between Work and Education

By: Wim J. Nijhof (Editor), Jittie Brandsma (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1999
ISBN: 9780792356530
Number Of Pages: 226

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This text takes up the debate about matching vocational education with the labour market, and shows progress in terms of theoretical models, tools (transformation and matching processes), and learning environments. The contributions address the concepts of qualifications and skilling, the role, strengths and weaknesses of practical training, models and processes of becoming skilled, and whether or not one should try to plan the content of vocational programmes in accordance with changing qualifications requirements and skill needs in the labour market is the essential question. The search for effective tools, techniques and transformation models to bridge the skills gap between vocational education and the labour market has produced scenarios, policies, matching models, skill models, and best practices and experiences. The similarity in solutions, showing up the need for core or key skills, the necessity of embedding learning skills in authentic and guided learning environments, shows a perspective of research and developmental work to be tested in schools and in workplaces, to find better curricula for a better skilling.

List of Figures
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List of Contributors
Bridging the skills gap: the search for powerful skills, tools and techniquesp. 1
Skill Formationp. 17
Scenarios of work, technology and education for the post-2000 periodp. 19
A sociological framework for analysing labour-market influences on educationp. 37
The role of labour market programmes in skill formation: the case of Swedenp. 55
Matching Methods and Experiencesp. 69
Linking school to work: Methods for developing occupational and training profilesp. 71
Bringing the professional back inp. 103
Towards a method for the formulation of key qualifications and core problemsp. 115
Learning, skills and curriculap. 139
Inserting transferable skills into the vocational curriculump. 141
Integrated learning of complex qualificationsp. 159
Increasing complexity in vocational educationp. 169
The acquisition of broad occupational competence in vocational educationp. 183
Introducing integrating management: The need for new performance requirementsp. 205
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780792356530
ISBN-10: 0792356535
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 28th February 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.16