Balancing the esteem of vocational education and social inclusion in four Nordic countries

Lene Larsen, Daniel Persson Thunqvist

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The Nordic countries share a long-term commitment in education to equality, social justice and social inclusion, but it has also become apparent that it is a major challenge to maintain the high esteem of VET and include all students, regardless of social background, at the same time. When young people with few resources become dominant in VET, the status of VET tends to fall, which increases dropout rates and social problems. Although the esteem of vocational training is declining, VET remains an active choice for many students. VET provides alternative learning paths and attractive vocational identities.

TitelVocational Education in the Nordic Countries : Learning from Diversity
RedaktørerChristian Helms Jørgensen, Ole Johnny Olsen, Daniel Persson Thunquist
Antal sider21
UdgivelsesstedNew York
Publikationsdato1 jan. 2018
ISBN (Trykt)9781138219809, 9781315414485
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781315414485, 9781315414492, 9781315414478
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 2018
NavnRoutledge Research in International and Comparative Education

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