The future of Vocational education – learning from the Nordic countries

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    Funded by NordForsk programme 'Education for tomorrow'
    The purpose of the project is to generate significant new knowledge on the strengths and weaknesses characterizing the different models of vocational education and training (VET) at higher secondary level in the Nordic countries. This knowledge will increase the opportunities for systematic policy learning in relation to key dilemmas in the development of VET in the future in these countries.
    the project has a special focus on how the systems handle the double challenge of qualifying for employment and providing access to HE? The revitalisation of modern forms of apprenticeship programmes in a number of Nordic countries has drawn attention to the risk that these programmes become ‘dead-ends’ in the educational system, with weak linkages to the tertiary level of education. Comprehensive education on the other hand often suffers from weak linkagess to the labour market and difficult transitions to employment. What are the experiences of programmes for double or hybrid that provide access to higher education as well as work-based learning and skilled employment?
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date03/06/201331/12/2016

    Research Output

    A Nordic transition regime? Policies for school-to-work transitions in Sweden, Denmark and Finland

    Jørgensen, C. H., Järvinen, T. & Lundahl, L., 26 Feb 2019, In : European Educational Research Journal. 18, 3, p. 278– 297 19 p., 2.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Young peoples’ access to working life in three Nordic countries: what is the role of vocational education and training?

    Jørgensen, C. H., 3 Jan 2019, Work and Wellbeing in the Nordic countries: Critical Perspectives on the World’s Best Working Life. Hvid, H. & Falkum, E. (eds.). Routledge, p. 155 176 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    Historical evolution of vocational education in Denmark until 1945

    Jørgensen, C. H. & Bøndergaard, G., 15 May 2018, Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries: The Historical Evolution. Michelsen, S. & Stenström, M-L. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 84-101 18 p. (Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    Learning from vocational education and training in the Nordic countries

    Jørgensen, C. H., 15 May 2018, Vocational education in the Nordic countries: Learning from diversity. Jørgensen, C. H., Olsen, O. J. & Persson Thunqvist, D. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 156-182 26 p. (Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education; No. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    Activities

    • 5 Organisation and participation in conference
    • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 2 Lecture and oral contribution

    Plenum-oplæg

    Christian Helms Jørgensen (Speaker)

    3 Mar 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

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    Panel discussion

    Christian Helms Jørgensen (Speaker)

    6 Feb 20177 Feb 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

    ECER2016 European Educational Research Association

    Christian Helms Jørgensen (Participant)

    26 Aug 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

    Organiser and host of The Nord-VET conference 2016

    Christian Helms Jørgensen (Participant)

    7 Jun 20168 Jun 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

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