Areas of Vocational Education Research

  • Zhiqun Zhao
  • Felix Rauner

Part of the New Frontiers of Educational Research book series (NFER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Felix Rauner, Zhiqun Zhao
    Pages 1-15
  3. Thomas Deissinger
    Pages 91-108
  4. Jeroen Onstenk
    Pages 127-143
  5. Zhiqun Zhao
    Pages 167-188
  6. Zhiqun Zhao
    Pages 189-214
  7. Martin Fischer, Walter Jungmann, Anne Schreiber, Magdalene Ziegler
    Pages 215-259

About this book


This book provides an overview of some fundamental topics of international Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), e.g. genesis of TVET research, fields of TVET research, curriculum development, TVET planning and developing, methods of TVET research etc. The International Handbook of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Research (Rauner/Maclean), published in 2009 by Springer, was the first handbook to provide a comprehensive coverage of TVET research in an international context and with a special focus on research and research methods. Building upon the great success of this handbook and replying to the great demand expressed by researchers, (postgraduate) students and decision makers in VET, this new book “Areas of Vocational Education Research” focuses on providing an easier accessible overview of the fundamental topics of international TVET research.


Competence research Curriculum Methods of TVET Research TVET System Vocational disciplines

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhiqun Zhao
    • 1
  • Felix Rauner
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.TVET Research GroupUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-54223-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-54224-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3473
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-349X
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