Fit for Business

Pre-Vocational Education in European Schools

  • Matthias Pilz
  • Susanne Berger
  • Roy Canning

Table of contents

About this book


Within compulsory education, prevocational education is intended primarily to introduce participants to the world of work. This book considers curriculum design and pedagogical practice in pre-vocational education during the last two years of compulsory education. The study focuses on seven European countries (Scotland, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Portugal) and presents an analysis of the curriculum as it relates both to knowledge-based competencies in economics and business and to self- and social competencies. It then discusses the differences between the prescribed and the enacted curriculum as identified by means of a subsequent survey of teachers. The authors conclude with a comparative assessment of each country case study, combined with supranational recommendations.


Allgemeinbildende Schule Bildung Erziehunswissenschaften Europa Ökonomie

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Pilz
    • 1
  • Susanne Berger
    • 1
  • Roy Canning
    • 2
  1. 1.CologneGermany
  2. 2.StirlingUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-531-18383-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-531-19028-0
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