Reforms and innovations in Nordic vocational education: Improving transitions to employment and to higher education

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Abstract

The chapter examines policy reforms and innovations in the Nordic vocational education and training systems (VET) related to two challenges. The first is to improve the links of the VET system to the labour market and to ease the students’ transition to employment. It examines three new types of mediating institutions between VET and the employment system and four interesting connective practices. The second is to improve the institutional links and the students’ transitions from VET to higher education. New hybrid programmes that combine apprenticeships with preparation for higher education are examined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVocational Education in the Nordic Countries : Learning from Diversity
EditorsChristian Helms Jørgensen, Ole Johnny Olsen, Daniel Persson Thunqvist
Number of pages22
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date15 May 2018
Pages95-117
Chapter5
ISBN (Print)9781138219809
ISBN (Electronic)9781315414492
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2018
SeriesRoutledge Research in International and Comparative Education
Number2

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