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Rouhelo, Anne & Ruoholinna, Tarita
Special features of the Finnish labour market and Challenges for Education

In our paper we examine some special features of the Finnish labour market and challenges which they set to higher- and adult education. Our presentation is based on three research projects : 

1) In The hidden labour market of the academic, the main purpose is to get an understanding of the so-called hidden labour market and to determine the knowledge and skills that the academic needs in order to get a job in the labour market. The data is collected by the delphi method from experts in two rounds: questionnaire and virtual discussion forum via the Internet.
2) In Tacit skills and adult education, one of the main purposes is to discover the experiences and views of teachers and middle management in trade about the changes of their work, the role of adult education in their work, and the position and value of ageing workers. In the study we compare the views of younger and older workers. Research methods are interview and inquiry. 
3) In Towards a successful old age: from a full working career to an active retirement, one of the purposes is to examine the role and significance of adult education in maintaining the working capacity of people of working age. In the first stage of the study, statistics from adult education and other forms of documentation will be used to establish and describe the participation of ageing workers in education or training and examine the position of ageing workers. 

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Complete reference:
Manning, Sabine; Raffe, David (eds.). 2000. VETNET ECER 2000 proceedings: Current research in European vocational education and human resource development. Berlin: Wissenschaftsforum Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. [Internet: http://www.b.shuttle.de/wifo/vet/ecer00.htm].
   
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