The Integrated Multivalent Lyceum (IML) is an upper secondary education pathway leading to dual qualifications. It offers a curriculum option, which integrates general education and vocational education subjects in the first two grades. This creates the foundation for two options in the third year: to obtain vocational qualifications for some occupation (this path includes a fourth specialization year) or to attend a preparation course for entering higher education. The aim of such a scheme was to attract high achievers in vocational education pathways, improve the transition from school to work and improve the relationship between general and vocational education.
concept was introduced to the education system in 1985 as an experimental
innovative scheme and became a pilot in 15 schools originally. It
expanded later to 24 schools and towards the end of the pilot (1997) in
36 schools. Research questions included the administration and management
of such schools, curriculum structure,
evaluation of this innovative experiment showed a success story.
On the issue of status parity between general and vocational education,
evidence based on student demand for this school and for its two basic
curriculum options showed an overturn of the national demand for general
versus vocational schools.
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First set up 09/06/2000
Latest update 09/06/2000
Contact: Sabine Manning