Draws on a range of studies from across 10 countries including multiple continents
Articulates and synthesises the contributions of key scholars on this topic from across the globe
Offers insights that are of interest to schools, tertiary education, government and industry
Part of the book series: Professional and Practice-based Learning (PPBL, volume 32)
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Table of contents (18 chapters)
The Standing of Vocational Education: Perennial Issues, Emerging Concerns and Ways Forward
Issues, Sources and Consequences of the Standing and Status of Vocational Education
Country Studies of the Standing of Vocational Education and the Occupations It Serves
Enhancing the Standing and Status of Vocational Education: An Australian Study
About this book
This book addresses what is, perhaps, the single most important issue for vocational education; its relatively low standing in an era of high aspiration. The work explores the nature, extent and consequences for an educational sector that whilst having an increasingly important role in contemporary societies is seen to be of low standing across both countries with developed and developing economies.Some of the standing is associated with the occupation it serves and this is highlighted in an era of high aspiration by young people and their parents. The consequences are far-reaching. This includes how governments and community view and support vocational education, parents and familiars advise about participation in it and young people’s decision-making associated with their post-school pathways. More than describing this problem, the focus of this collection is how this issue can be redressed through the actions of supra-government agencies, governments, schools in tertiary education institutions, industry and professional bodies and employers. It sets out the quality and extent of societal sentiments in shaping how vocational education and the occupation it serves are projected, across countries, continents and cultures, and offers a range of perspectives and contributions from scholars on how this issue might be redressed. These contributions are drawn together and synthesised into sets of propositions, practices and approaches directed towards governments, schooling and tertiary education institutions, educators, researchers, industry and professional bodies and employers. In this way, the book seeks to provide an authoritative, seminal, comprehensive and central text to understand and respond to this central issue for vocational education.
- Post-school pathways
- Tertiary education
- Personal social and economic development
- societal sentiments
- Standing of occupations and vocational education
- status of vocational education
- image of Vocational education
- decision-making about post-school pathways
- vocational education program in France
- Standing of Vocational Education in Finland
- vocational education and training in India
- school-based Norwegian vocational education
- standing of vocational education in Vietnam
- Swiss Upper secondary education
- Vocational Education and Training in Romania
- vocational education in Australia
Editors and Affiliations
School of Education & Professional Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Stephen Billett, Sarojni Choy, Steven Hodge, Anh Hai Le
Institute of Upper Secondary Education, Bern University of Teacher Education, Bern, Switzerland
Barbara Elisabeth Stalder
Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark
About the editors
Barbara E. Stalder is Professor at the Institute of Upper Secondary Education, Bern University of Teacher Education, Switzerland. Her research interests are in in student engagement and learning, career development in vocational education and training, and career success over the life-course.
Vibe Aarkrog is an associate professor, Ph.D. of Vocational Pedagogy at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark. Her research concern pedagogical and curricula issues related to the interrelation of school-based and workplace-based learning in dual vocational education and training.
Sarojni Choy is a Professor of Adult and Vocational Education in the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University. Her research interests are in vocational education and training, connecting educational experiences across different settings, continuing education and training, and workforce capacity building.
Steven Hodge is a Senior Lecturer in Adult and Vocational Educatoin in the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland Australia. His research is in the broad area of curriculum with particular interest in how curriculum is constructed, represented and interpreted.
Anh Hai Le is a lecturer and senior research assistant at Griffith University. Her research interest focuses on curriculum development in tertiary education, with a specific emphasis on the process of building knowledge through scholarly engagement with industry and higher education institutions.
Book Title: The Standing of Vocational Education and the Occupations It Serves
Book Subtitle: Current Concerns and Strategies For Enhancing That Standing
Editors: Stephen Billett, Barbara Elisabeth Stalder, Vibe Aarkrog, Sarojni Choy, Steven Hodge, Anh Hai Le
Series Title: Professional and Practice-based Learning
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-96236-4Published: 22 April 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-96239-5Due: 06 May 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-96237-1Published: 21 April 2022
Series ISSN: 2210-5549
Series E-ISSN: 2210-5557
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXI, 401
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations
Topics: Professional and Vocational Education, Curriculum Studies, Educational Policy and Politics, International and Comparative Education, School and Schooling