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Differences in the Organisation of Apprenticeship in Europe: Findings of a Comparative Evaluation Study

  • Felix Rauner
  • Wolfgang Wittig
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Part of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (TVET, volume 18)

Abstract

This chapter presents a comparative qualitative analysis of governance structures in the dual VET systems of Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. First, a theoretical framework for the classification of plural systems such as dual apprenticeship training is discussed. It is argued that governance in VET can be described according to the coherence of the system on the one hand and the rationale of agency on the other and that four ideal types of governance can be distinguished. First, a methodology is presented to implement this framework in data collection and analysis on the basis of desk research and an evaluation tool for expert workshops. The study recommends a consistent legal framework regarding the cooperation of learning venues and the establishment of an evaluation and feedback scheme in the shape of an assessment along the training process. In order to efficiently coordinate VET practice, VET policy and VET research, the establishment of a ‘VET innovation system’ is suggested.

Keywords

Vocational Education Output Control Expert Workshop Evaluation Workshop Desk Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TVET Research Group (I:BB)University of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Institut Technik und Bildung (ITB)University of BremenBremenGermany

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