The School-Based Vocational Education and Training System in Spain

Achievements and Controversies

  • Fernando Marhuenda-Fluixá

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. VET in Spain: Subsystems, Governance and Actors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia Olmos-Rueda, Óscar Mas-Torelló
      Pages 21-39
    3. Laura Rego-Agraso, Eva M. Barreira Cerqueiras, Antonio F. Rial Sánchez
      Pages 41-67
    4. María José Chisvert-Tarazona
      Pages 69-85
    5. Alicia Ros-Garrido, Fernando Marhuenda-Fluixá
      Pages 87-103
  3. Challenges in VET: Research Upon Tensions Within the System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Ángela Martín-Gutiérrez, Juan Antonio Morales-Lozano
      Pages 107-127
    3. Ana Inés Renta Davids, José Miguel Jiménez González, Manel Fandos Garrido
      Pages 129-147
    4. Francesca Salvà-Mut, Antoni Cerdà-Navarro, Jaume Sureda-Negre
      Pages 167-186
    5. Eva M. Barreira Cerqueiras, Laura Rego-Agraso, Antonio F. Rial Sánchez
      Pages 187-203
    6. Fernando Marhuenda-Fluixá, María José Chisvert-Tarazona, Davinia Palomares-Montero
      Pages 205-221
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 223-229

About this book


This book discusses the developments in policy and practice in the field of formal, non-formal and continuing vocational education and training in Spain since 1970. It describes how VET has been transformed and become one of the country’s main areas of pedagogical innovation, and also examines current developments, such as the role of non-formal vocational education and training, the accreditation of vocational qualifications acquired in the non-formal system, and the adoption of dual apprenticeships that bear little resemblance to central European dual systems.

Written by respected researchers in these fields, the first section is informative and analytical, offering a description of the system and comments based on academic literature and research. The second section illustrates the research on relevant issues, portraying empirical data from different regions in Spain, as well as nationwide data. Explaining and interpreting data on the basis of the authors’ different theoretical frameworks, the book provides a comprehensive, updated and accurate overview of VET and relevant research in Spain, as well as their relation to European and global developments.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Fernando Marhuenda-Fluixá
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Didactics and School Organization, Faculty of Philosophy and Education SciencesUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-8474-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-8475-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1871-3041
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-221X
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