project was initiated to meet the need of policy makers who are looking,
increasingly abroad, for methods and tools to improve the effectiveness
of dual vocational training systems. The aim of this research was to gain
insight into the ways changes in institutional set up might help to improve
effectiveness with regard to the allocation and acquisition of skills.
project focuses on an analysis of the links between set up and performance
of dual training in six countries. Based on information gathered from questionnaires
and interviews, all partners compiled country studies, and these
were used as background documents for the underlying synthesis report.
the purpose of comparative research it was decided to restrict the
eligibility of dual training programs to two core elements, as a basis
for a definition of dual training.
each country data were collected about the set up and performance of dual
training at three levels:
of the small scale of the research, the methods used are qualitative rather
than quantitative. Therefore, the study provides no hard scientific evidence
of causal relations between set up and performance. The study aims to create
a better insight into the influence of the set up on the outcome of dual
training." (EIM International et al., 2000, pp. 7, 8, 9, 11, 12)
(structure of vocational training, developments and regulations at national
training for carpenters);
(dual training course for carpentry in one region).