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Loek F.M. Nieuwenhuis & Wim J. Nijhof (eds.)

The dynamics of VET and HRD Systems 

© 2001, Twente University Press 
Postbus 217, 7500 AE, Enschede, http://www.tup.utwente.nl
ISBN 9036517028
(pp. 200)

The transition from a post-industrial society to a knowledge-based economy is producing mergers between vocational education and training (VET) and human resource development (HRD), to build new systems for lifelong learning. Undoubtedly, traditional VET and HRD will have to adapt to the dynamics and uncertainties of a learning economy. The governance of this social change can be seen as a learning process itself. Scientific research is a major instrument for supporting this political learning process. In the perspective of lifelong learning, VET and HRD are no longer separate systems; they are part of a common developmental approach. Human beings should be supported in developing their employability and transferability. Learning may take place anywhere and can take different forms and formats. The challenge is to develop systems, models and learning arrangements in which VET and HRD are seen as parts of a common frame for lifelong learning. This volume presents cutting-edge research and provocative views on the policies, dynamics and effects of Vocational Education and Training and Human Resource Development. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LOEK F.M. NIEUWENHUIS AND WIM J. NIJHOF - EMERGING RESEARCH APPROACHES IN THE EUROPEAN VET AND HRD ARENA

SECTION 1 - ANALYSING SYSTEMS

  • WIM J. NIJHOF - THE VET SYSTEM BETWEEN PRIVATE DEMANDS AND PUBLIC INTERESTS: THE DUTCH CHALLENGE 
  • FRANK COFFIELD - 101 INITIATIVES BUT NO STRATEGY: POLICY ON LIFELONG LEARNING IN ENGLAND
  • LORENZ LASSNIGG - THE LEARNING-ORIENTED COMPANY AND POLICY PERSPECTIVES FOR VET AND HRD
  • DAVID RAFFE - CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN PATHWAYS FROM EDUCATION TO WORK


SECTION 2 - ORGANISING LEARNING PROCESSES

  • BEN HÖVELS AND PAUL DEN BOER - COMPETENCIES IN A POST-INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY: THE IMPERATIVE OF BRINGING PROFESSIONS BACK IN BY INTEGRATING WORK AND LEARNING
  • GERALD A. STRAKA - ACTION-TAKING ORIENTATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN GERMANY: A DYNAMIC CONCEPT OR RHETORIC?
  • P. ROBERT-JAN SIMONS AND MANON C.P. RUIJTERS - WORK-RELATED LEARNING: ELABORATE, EXPAND AND EXTERNALISE
  • FRANK ACHTENHAGEN - SOME HINTS ON THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING AT THE WORKPLACE
  • LOEK F.M. NIEUWENHUIS - INNOVATION AND LEARNING IN SMALL COMPANIES


SECTION 3 - ASSESSMENT OF OUTPUT

  • KLAUS BREUER - AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT IN VOCATIONAL EXAMINATIONS: APPROACHES WITHIN THE GERMAN DUAL SYSTEM
  • ROEL J. BOSKER, ROLF VAN DER VELDEN AND PEET VAN DE LOO - ASSESSING INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTS OF COLLEGES: THE LABOUR MARKET SUCCESS OF THEIR GRADUATES
  • HANS HEIJKE - VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FROM AN ECONOMIC POINT OF VIEW


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