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Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the Dutch Vocational Education System

Reforms Enacted

  • Provides a systematic analysis of the origins and transformation of the Dutch vocational Education system in the past twenty years

  • Gives an account that captures the national and local factors that shape vocational education provisions

  • Includes a case study of how an entire vocational education system was formed, manifested and is transformed in response to changing requirements and needs

Part of the book series: Professional and Practice-based Learning (PPBL, volume 18)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Vocational Education in the Netherlands

      • Elly de Bruijn, Stephen Billett, Jeroen Onstenk
      Pages 3-36
  3. Policies and Organisations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 37-37
    2. Vocational and Professional Education and Lifelong Learning

      • Jeroen Onstenk, Ruud Duvekot
      Pages 39-56
    3. Transforming Vocational Education: Encouraging Innovation via Public Private Partnerships

      • Marc van der Meer, Jan Peter van den Toren, Tammy Lie
      Pages 57-82
    4. Great Expectations: VET’s Meaning for Dutch Local Industry

      • Anneke Westerhuis, Marc van der Meer
      Pages 83-102
    5. Improvement of Educational Quality in VET: Who Is Next?

      • Louise van de Venne, Marlies Honingh, Marieke van Genugten
      Pages 103-118
    6. Professional Development of Teachers in Vocational Education

      • Marcel van der Klink, Jan Streumer
      Pages 119-136
  4. Educational Programmes: Teaching and Learning

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 137-137
    2. The Role and Nature of Knowledge in Vocational Programmes

      • Elly de Bruijn, Arthur Bakker
      Pages 157-174
    3. Pedagogic Strategies for Improving Students’ Engagement and Development

      • Truus Harms, Aimée Hoeve, Peter den Boer
      Pages 195-218
  5. End Piece

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 267-267
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 295-298

About this book

This book discusses how the Dutch vocational education system has undergone significant waves of reform driven by global imperatives, national concerns and governmental policy goals. Like elsewhere, the impetuses for these reforms are directed to generating a more industry-responsive, locally-accountable and competence-based vocational education system. Each wave of reforms, however, has had particular emphases, and directed to achieve particular policy outcomes. Yet, they are more than mere versions of what had or is occurring elsewhere. They are shaped by specific national imperatives, sentiments and localised concerns. Consequently, whilst this book elaborate what constitutes the contemporary provision of vocational education in the Netherlands also addresses a broader concern of how vocational education systems become formed, manifested within nation states, and then are transformed through particular imperatives, institutional arrangement and localised factors. So, the readers of this book whilst learning much about the Dutch vocational education system will also come to identify and engage with a selection of contributions that inform factors that situate, shape and transform vocational education systems. Such a focus seems important given an era when there are concerns to standardise and make uniform educational provisions, often for administrative or political imperatives. As such, this book will be of interest not only to those who are engaged in the field of vocational education, but those with an interest in educational policy, practice and comparative studies.

Keywords

  • CBE
  • Competence-based vocational education
  • Dutch vocational education
  • Dutch vocational education system
  • Hoger beroepsonderwijs
  • Lifelong learning
  • Middelbare beroepsonderwijs
  • Occupational identity
  • Professional education
  • Tertiary education Netherlands
  • VET
  • Vocational competence
  • Vocational education Holland
  • Vocational education Netherlands
  • Vocational education and training
  • Work-based learning
  • Workplace learning
  • Reforms of education

Editors and Affiliations

  • HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Elly de Bruijn

  • Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

    Stephen Billett

  • Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Hague, The Netherlands

    Jeroen Onstenk

About the editors

Elly de Bruijn is chair of the Research Group Vocational Education at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and professor of Vocational Education in the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands

Stephen Billett is Professor of Adult and Vocational Education in the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland Australia

Jeroen Onstenk has the chair of Didactic and Pedagogic Activity in Education at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, School of Education, The Hague, The Netherlands

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Enhancing Teaching and Learning in the Dutch Vocational Education System

  • Book Subtitle: Reforms Enacted

  • Editors: Elly de Bruijn, Stephen Billett, Jeroen Onstenk

  • Series Title: Professional and Practice-based Learning

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50734-7

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-50732-3

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-84477-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-50734-7

  • Series ISSN: 2210-5549

  • Series E-ISSN: 2210-5557

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 298

  • Number of Illustrations: 14 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Professional and Vocational Education, Skills

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-50734-7
  • 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 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)