in Vocational Education and Training
Wim J. Nijhof, Anja
Heikkinen & Loek Niewenhuis (eds)
book treats flexibility as a system characteristic of VET in analysing
key conditions for flexibility:
economic context of VET and the organisational and institutional design
educational tools and resources for the flexibility of delivery and pathways
at national level;
VET professionals as promoters of flexibility, mobility and transferability.
book is an outcome from the COST A11 action.
further information and orders of the book, the following addresses should
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Table of Contents
Section I: Introduction.
1. Shaping conditions for
a flexible VET; L.F.M. Nieuwenhuis, W.J. Nijhof, A. Heikkinen.
Section II: Institutional
and Organisational Aspects of Flexibility.
2. Vocational education
and training in transition: from Fordism to a learning economy; K. Mayer.
3. Learning organisations
for VET; L.F.M. Nieuwenhuis.
4. Perspectives on institutional
and organisational flexibility in VET; L. Hommen.
Section III: Educational
Tools and Resources for Flexibility.
5. Institutional responses
to a flexible unified system; C. Howieson, D. Raffe, T. Tinklin.
6. Demand and supply of
qualifications: systems' change towards flexibility; L. Ribolzi.
7. Developments in vocational
education in Ireland; D. Tuohy.
8. From a unified to a flexible
vocational system: the Hungarian transition case; L. Zachar.
9. Design and effects of
a flexible VET system: a case study in Dutch agricultural education; J.
Geerligs, W.J. Nijhof.
10. Valuing learning outcomes
acquired in non-formal settings; G.A. Straka.
11. Resources for flexibility:
critical comments; F. Marhuenda.
Section IV: Professional
12. Professionalism as a
path for the reform of VET systems; L. Lassnigg.
13. Transforming VET policies
and professionalism: a view from Finland; A. Heikkinen.
14. HRD as a professional
career? Perspectives from Finland, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom;
T. Hytönen, R. Poell, G. Chivers.
15. Challenges of supporting
leaming of newly qualified professionals in health care; A. Brown.
16. The practice of a new
VET profession; P. Hodkinson.