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Vocational and Adult Education in Europe

  • Fons van Wieringen
  • Graham Attwell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Vocational and Adult Education in Europe

    1. Fons van Wieringen, Graham Attwell
      Pages 1-17
  3. Markets and Institutions in Vocational and Adult Education

  4. Learning and Organisation in Vocational and Adult Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Graham Attwell
      Pages 155-159
    3. Massimo Tomassini
      Pages 193-213
    4. Fons van Wieringen
      Pages 215-237
    5. Jan Ax
      Pages 239-259
  5. Programmes and Sectors in Vocational and Adult Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Graham Attwell
      Pages 263-267
    3. Laura Dresser, Joel Rogers
      Pages 269-287

About this book


The system of vocational and adult education and training in Europe offers young people and adults the opportunity to learn to play an effective part in the workplace and elsewhere in society. Vocational and adult education and training is increasingly seen as crucial to the maintenance of employment, economic growth and the social integration of disadvantaged groups. In an economy and a society which are increasingly based on knowledge and information, these tasks can only increase in importance.
This book brings together contributors from different disciplines and the different countries in Europe to look at current developments and debates in the development of European education and training, including the relation between markets and institutions, learning and organisations, different programmes and sectors and the economics of education and training.
The book will be of interest to students, researchers and policy makers concerned with the future of education and training in Europe.


Evaluation economics of education education information integration learning lifelong learning vocational education vocational training

Editors and affiliations

  • Fons van Wieringen
    • 1
  • Graham Attwell
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of BremenGermany

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