What can we learn from the last 25 years of VET in Europe for shaping & formulating new policy?
What is it about?
What do we expect from Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems? Is it different from 25 years ago? This article argues that the focus has increasingly been placed on strategies for lifelong and life-wide learning that seek to reinforce continuity among the subsystems of learning, but that VET systems are, nevertheless, still expected to address many and sometimes conflicting agendas, needs and priorities.
Why is it important?
A key theme concerns the role of the Europe Community (and subsequently the EU) as a change agent supporting bottom-up exchange and top-down stimulus for reform through an increasing integration of education and training in the socio-economic strategy of the EU.
The following have contributed to this page: Jean Gordon