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History of Vocational Education and Training in Europe
Cases, concepts and challenges

Esther Berner and Philipp Gonon 

Series: Studien zur Berufs- und Weiterbildung - Studies in Vocational and Continuing Education
Peter Lang Publishers: Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien 

680 pp
ISBN 9783034323550

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Understanding todaysí Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems requires a comprehension of the rise and development, i.e. of the foundations of topical VET. This book is one of the first publications providing a comparative view of this development in Europe. Apart from older roots, the evolution of VET systems are one trigger of the modernization of economy, society and education itself. The 28 contributions, including countries like Austria, Britain, Denmark, Finland, France Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland of renowned authors and experts in this field are organized in three sections: which are discussing theoretical approaches towards this phenomenon, which stress specific developments of VET in a certain country or region and which are contextualizing the historical perspective in a topical policy context. 

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