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This chapter explores this transition process after the adoption of the principles of liberalism with the Free Trades Act of 1857 until the late 1930s, when a new apprenticeship act recognised the self-governance of the labour market organisations in the field of VET. it does so with a problem-based approach that seeks to identify the key challenges for the stakeholders of the Danish VET-system, and examines how these challenges were managed in a process of struggles, negotiations and compromises. A major challenge for VET in this period was to establish new forms of regulation to maintain the quality of vocational training after the guild lost their control of apprenticeship system. The outcome of this process depended on the contentious interactions between the organisations of the artisans and the new industries, between the organisations of skilled and unskilled labour and not the least, the interests and the role of the state. It is argued that in the Danish case, like in the German (Thelen, 2004), strong forms of path dependency and continuity can be identified as regards the institutional architecture of the VET-system.
|Title of host publication||Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries : The Historical Evolution|
|Editors||Svein Michelsen, Marja-Leena Stenström|
|Number of pages||18|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication date||15 May 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 15 May 2018|
|Series||Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education|
Bibliographical noteVocational Education in the Nordic Countries: The Historical Evolution is the first of two books that disseminate new and systematic knowledge on the strengths and weaknesses of the different models of vocational education and training (VET) in four Nordic countries.
Jørgensen, C. H., & Bøndergaard, G. (2018). Historical evolution of vocational education in Denmark until 1945. In S. Michelsen, & M-L. Stenström (Eds.), Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries: The Historical Evolution (pp. 84-101). Routledge. Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education