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Vocational and Adult Education in Europe - Fons Van Wieringen

Vocational and Adult Education in Europe

By: Fons Van Wieringen (Editor), Graham Attwell (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1999
ISBN: 9780792359753
Number Of Pages: 441

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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.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Vocational and Adult Education in Europep. 1
Introduction to Section 1p. 21
Skills-based full employment: the latest philosopher's stonep. 29
Enhancing the Operation of Markets for Vocational Education and Trainingp. 49
Market and Institutional Patterns in the Development and Activities of the French Vocational Training Systemp. 87
Reasons and policies to stimulate lifelong learningp. 107
The Future of Vocational Education and Trainingp. 131
Introduction to Section 2p. 155
Cross Cutting Themes in the Education of VET Professionals in Europep. 161
Learning in Work Teams as a Tool for Innovationp. 175
How the Learning Organisation Evolvesp. 193
VET systems and criteria for effectivenessp. 215
Searching For Educational Qualityp. 239
Introduction to Section 3p. 263
Sectoral Strategies of Labour Market Reformp. 269
Evaluation and Decision Making in Swedish Adult Educationp. 289
The Role of Distance Learning in Achieving Lifelong Learning for Community Pharmacistsp. 303
Bridging the gap between education and workp. 317
Forming an Educational Policy that meets Practical Needsp. 343
Introduction to Section 4p. 353
Enterprise Related Training: A Surveyp. 357
Participation of SMEs' employees in Continuing Training in the Alentejo Regionp. 375
Returns of Labour Market Training under Conditions of Recessionp. 393
Outcomes of Vocational Education/Training versus General Educationp. 409
Functional Literacy Skills of School Leavers in Flandersp. 423
Indexp. 431
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ISBN: 9780792359753
ISBN-10: 0792359755
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 441
Published: 31st October 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.0

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