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Descy, Pascaline; Tessaring, Manfred 
Training and learning for competence
Second report on vocational training research in Europe: Synthesis report
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Descy, Pascaline; Tessaring, Manfred (eds.)
Training in Europe
Second report on vocational training research in Europe: Background report ( 3 volumes)
Contributions to the background report

Cedefop Reference series 
Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2001

Further details of publication are available in the ETV Research Laboratory.


Table of contents 

Preface by Ms Viviane Reding
Executive summary
Introduction

Part one
VET systems, coordination with the labour market and steering

1 Education and training systems: regulation, coordination, steering and cooperation
2 The financing of training
3 The standing of VET in comparison with general education
4 Certification systems, assessment and recognition of skills
5 VET professionals, changing roles, professionalisation and steering of systems
 

Part two
Lifelong learning and competences: challenges and reforms

1 Lifelong learning: from creation of a concept to a new educational paradigm
2 Competences, learning processes and didactic innovations for new occupational profiles
3 Individualisation and differentiation of VET pathways
4 Learning in enterprise
 

Part three
Training and employment in a company perspective

1 Skill needs in a global economy
2 Internal, external and occupational labour markets
3 The role of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in training and employment
4 Entrepreneurship and the European employment strategy
5 Developing and measuring human resources
6 Exploring skills and training needs by enterprise surveys
 

Part four
Employment, economic performance and skill mismatch

1 Basic facts on employment in Europe
2 Education, training and economic performance
3 Dynamics of labour market and competences
4 Skill mismatch in the labour market
5 Future skill requirements
 

Part five
Individual performance, transition to working life and social exclusion 

1 Training and individual performance
2 Transition from the education system to working life
3 Social exclusion and reintegration via training
 

Part six
VET research outside the European Union

1 VET research in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe
2 VET research in other non-EU countries

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Contributions to the background report

PART ONE: VET SYSTEMS, COORDINATION WITH THE LABOUR MARKET AND STEERING

Steering, networking, and profiles of professionals in vocational education and training (VET)
Lorenz Lassnigg

Financing vocational education and training 
Andy Green, Ann Hodgson, Akiko Sakamoto, Ken Spours

How to improve the standing of vocational compared to general education. A collaborative investigation of strategies and qualifications across Europe
Johanna Lasonen, Sabine Manning

Certification and legibility of competence
Annie Bouder, Laurence Coutrot, Édith Kirsch, Jean-Louis Kirsch, Josiane Paddeu, Alain Savoyant, Emmanuel Sulzer 

The changing institutional and political role of non-formal learning: European trends
Jens Bjørnåvold

The problems raised by the changing role of trainers in a European context
Mara Brugia, Anne de Blignières

PART TWO: LIFELONG LEARNING AND COMPETENCES: CHALLENGES AND REFORMS

Lifelong learning - How the paradigm has changed in the 1990s
Martina Ní Cheallaigh

Training for new jobs: contents and pilot projects
Jeroen Onstenk

Vocational training and innovative practices in the environmental sector. A comparison of five EU Member States, with specimen cases 
Roland Loos

Company-based learning in the context of new forms of learning and differentiated training paths
Peter Dehnbostel, Gisela Dybowski

PART THREE: TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT IN A COMPANY PERSPECTIVE

Globalisation, division of labour and training needs from a company view 
Johan Dejonckheere, Geert Van Hootegem

Training, mobility and regulation of the wage relationship: specific and transversal forms 
Saïd Hanchane (with the assistance of Philippe Méhaut)

The employment and training practices of SMEs. Examination of research in five EU Member States 
Philippe Trouvé et al.

Human resource development in Europe - at the crossroads
Barry Nyhan

Reporting on human capital: objectives and trends 
Sven-Åge Westphalen

Vocational training research on the basis of enterprise surveys: An international perspective
Lutz Bellmann

PART FOUR: EMPLOYMENT, ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AND SKILL MISMATCH

The skills market: dynamics and regulation
Jordi Planas, Jean-François Giret, Guillem Sala, Jean Vincens 

Economic performance of education and training: costs and benefits 
Alan Barrett

Unemployment and skills from a dynamic perspective 
Joost Bollens

Overqualification: reasons, measurement issues and typological affinity to unemployment 
Felix Büchel

Forecasting skill requirements at national and company levels 
Robert A. Wilson

PART FIVE: INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE, TRANSITION TO ACTIVE LIFE AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION

Training and individual performance: evidence from microeconometric studies 
Friedhelm Pfeiffer

The effect of national institutional differences on education/training to work transitions in Europe: a comparative research project (CATEWE) under the TSER programme
Damian F. Hannan et al.

Education and labour market change: The dynamics of education to work transitions in Europe. A review of the TSER Programme
Damian F. Hannan, Patrick Werquin

Selection, social exclusion and training offers for target groups 
Jan Vranken, Mieke Frans

Training and employment perspectives for lower qualified people 
Jittie Brandsma

PART SIX: VET RESEARCH ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN UNION

Research on vocational education and training at the crossroads of transition in Central and Eastern Europe 
Olga Strietska-Ilina

VET research in other European and non-European countries 
Uwe Lauterbach et al.

ANNEX: VET RELATED RESEARCH ON BEHALF OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Research on vocational education and training in the current research framework of the European Commission
Lieve Van den Brande

Synopsis of selected VET related projects undertaken in the framework of the Leonardo da Vinci I programme 
Cedefop

Targeted socio-economic research (TSER): Project synopses
Cedefop

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