Investigating educational issues across Europe (ACROSS Base)
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Method Inventory: Inventory/ classification of training programmes (UNEMPLOYED)
Description "The general aim of the inventory was to get a better understanding of the types of training programmes for long-term unemployed that exist in each of the countries that participated in the project. Such a general overview was considered necessary to be able to make a better informed selection of training programmes for the case-studies and the survey that have to be carried out during the project.

...In attempting to classify the various schemes and initiatives, two relevant dimensions emerge. The first dimension concerns the amount of centralisation (or decentralisation/local autonomy), the second dimension concerns the locus of delivery (or mode of delivery)."

The application of the two dimensions (1)/(2), lead to the following ‘classification’ of training programmes for the unemployed:

(1) 'national courses’/ national framework programmes/ decentralised initiatives;

(2) (mainly) school based/ mixed/ mainly work based/ work placement. 

(Brandsma, 1999, p. 2,4)

Discussion "Which improvements would be possible?... A more thorough classification of different training measures before one really launches into selection of cases/courses: this will need more time than the rather quick and restricted inventory this project started of with. It will also cause new particular problems, e.g. in the case that ‘centralised’ information is not available and trying to get an overall picture of the offer of training for unemployed might require a separate survey (as is the case in the UK)." (Brandsma, 1999, p. 116)
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