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Vocational Education and Training in Times of Economic Crisis

Lessons from Around the World

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  • Focuses on international comparison regarding public-private partnerships in the VET system

  • Equips readers to handle complex questions and answers with regard to the latest challenges VET systems are facing

  • Includes contributions by VET experts from around the globe

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. United States of America (USA)

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 303-303

About this book

This book brings together a broad range of approaches and methodologies relevant to international comparative vocational education and training (VET). Revealing how youth in transition is affected by economic crises, it provides essential insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the various systems and prospects of VET in contexts ranging from North America to Europe, (e.g. Spain, Germany or the UK) to Asia (such as China, Thailand and India). 

Though each country examined in this volume is affected by the economic crisis in a different way, the effects are especially apparent for the young generation. In many countries the youth unemployment rate is still very high and the job perspectives for young people are often limited at best.  The contributions in this volume demonstrate that VET alone cannot solve these problems, but can be used to support a smooth transition from school to work. If the quality of VET is high and the status and job expectations are good, VET can help to fill the skills gap, especially at the intermediate skill level. Furthermore, VET can also offer a realistic alternative to the university track for young people in many countries.

Keywords

  • Apprenticeship
  • Capability
  • Competence
  • Disadvantaged youth
  • Enterprise school cooperation
  • Higher education
  • Informal sector
  • Job entrants
  • Labour market transitions
  • Low-skilled adults
  • Policy transfer
  • Public private partnerships
  • Skills development
  • TVET
  • VET
  • VET teachers
  • Vocational education
  • Vocational knowledge
  • Vocational teachers
  • Young workers

Editors and Affiliations

  • German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T), University of Cologne, Köln, Germany

    Matthias Pilz

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-47856-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)