Hybrid Qualifications: Structures and Problems in the Context of European vet policy

Christian Helms Jørgensen (Editor), Thomas Deissinger (Editor), Josef Aff (Editor), Alison Fuller (Editor)

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    Against the background of increasing qualification needs there is a growing awareness of the challenge to widen participation in processes of
    skill formation and competence development. At the same time, the issue of permeability between vocational education and training (VET) and
    general education has turned out as a major focus of European education and training policies and certainly is a crucial principle underlying
    the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). In this context, «hybrid qualifications» (HQ) may be seen as an interesting approach to tackle
    these challenges as they serve «two masters», i.e. by producing skills for the labour market and enabling individuals to progress more or less
    directly to higher education. The specific focus of this book is placed on conditions, structures and processes which help to combine VET with
    qualifications leading into higher education.
    This volume assembles articles by researchers from Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Australia, Canada, Scotland, England, Denmark,
    Austria and Germany.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien,
    PublisherPeter Lang
    Number of pages280
    ISBN (Print)978-3-0343-1059-8 pb.
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2013
    SeriesStudies in Vocational and Continuing Education

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