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The Implementation of Dual VET in Spain: An Empirical Analysis

  • Fernando Marhuenda-FluixáEmail author
  • María José Chisvert-Tarazona
  • Davinia Palomares-Montero
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Part of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (TVET, volume 32)

Abstract

This paper provides a brief overview of how Dual VET was implemented in the Spanish VET system. Dual VET was first regulated in Spain by the end of 2012 with the aim to replace the existing work experience module (FCT) within formal VET. However, companies have hardly contributed to its development, and the educational administrations that mandated it did not support its anchorage in the economy, while forcing VET schools and teachers to introduce it. This has resulted in an example of how not to implement educational reforms. We will use our own empirical research as well as secondary analysis of empirical studies to analyze the views of VET teachers on the whole process and the added value of Dual VET. Research conducted so far has used questionnaires to gather information from teachers responsible to implement Dual VET in almost all regions in Spain, covering most of the occupational areas in which it has been developed. Our findings are framed within European, Spanish and local literature and regulations.

Keywords

Alternance training Work-based learning Educational policy Educational reform Employability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Marhuenda-Fluixá
    • 1
    Email author
  • María José Chisvert-Tarazona
    • 1
  • Davinia Palomares-Montero
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Didactics and School Organization, Faculty of Philosophy and Education SciencesUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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