Learning from vocational education and training in the Nordic countries

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Abstract

The challenges for initial vocational education, VET, have been growing. Policy makers and stakeholders have assigned VET an increasing number of diverse and even contradictory obligations and responsibilities. The aim of this chapter is to examine how some of the key challenges and policies are interrelated, and how four Nordic VET-systems have coped with the contradictory requirements and policy aims. In addition, the chapter explores what consequences the different ways of managing these challenges have on social equality, inclusion and the esteem of vocational education. By comparing strengths and weaknesses of the four VET-systems in relation to specific challenges and dilemmas, the aim is to encourage transnational policy learning in the field of vocational education and training.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelVocational education in the Nordic countries : Learning from diversity
RedaktørerChristian Helms Jørgensen, Ole Johnny Olsen, Daniel Persson Thunqvist
Antal sider26
Udgivelses stedLondon
ForlagRoutledge
Publikationsdato15 maj 2018
Sider156-182
Kapitel8
ISBN (Trykt)9781138219809
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-315-41449-2 (ebk)
StatusUdgivet - 15 maj 2018
NavnRoutledge Research in International and Comparative Education
Nummer2

Citer dette

Jørgensen, C. H. (2018). Learning from vocational education and training in the Nordic countries. I C. H. Jørgensen, O. J. Olsen, & D. Persson Thunqvist (red.), Vocational education in the Nordic countries: Learning from diversity (s. 156-182). Routledge. Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, Nr. 2