Liv Mjelde /
Richard Daly (eds)
IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD
From Work to
Learning, from Learning to Work
LANG - International Academic Publishers
Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 406
pp., num. ill. and tables
in Vocational and Continuing Education. Vol. 3
by Philipp Gonon and Anja Heikkinen
3-03910-974-X / US-ISBN 0-8204-8364-8 pb.
92.00 / EUR* 63.10 / EUR** 59.00 / £ 41.30 / US-$ 70.95
education is an interface between practical and theoretical knowledge involving
both work-related general knowledge and practical knowledge generated at
work. The contributions cover many features of VET (Vocational Education
and Training) in a global world. Part one examines VET's work-relatedness
as education marked by social or group (rather than individual) dynamics,
and is inductive and practice-oriented.
second part of this volume critically examines features of vocational education
policy that are central to a number of present-day global social and economic
concerns in light of changes in apprenticeship policies, information technology,
structural adjustment, crises in youth culture, and shifting regional political
and economic agendas. Global VET concerns are presented from national
of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Norway,
South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.
Apprentices' Transfer of Knowledge from School to Workplace in the VET
Dual System: A Study of a VET-Programme for Rescue Officers
Bhyat: From the Particularities of Practice to the Generalisation of Theory
Gamble: What Kind of Knowledge for the Vocational Curriculum?
Grosjean: Cooperative Education: Learning to Work - Working to Learn, and
Trying to Make Sense of It All
Chiappy: The Concepts of 'Working Knowledge' and 'Zone of Proximal Development'
as Applied to the Teaching of English as a Secondary Language
Workshop Pedagogy in Vocational Education: Working Knowledge and the Zone
of Proximal Development
Barabasch: School-to-Work Transition in East Germany: Are East German Youth
Prepared for the Challenges of the Risk Society
A. Carter: Slipping Away: VET Public Policy and Gender Equity for Teen
Deissinger: The Apprenticeship Crisis in Germany: The National Debate and
Implications for Full-time Vocational Education and Training
Gonon: A Short History of German Vocational Pedagogy: From Idealistic Classics
to 'Realistic' Research
Kell: Work and Learning in the Era of Global Insecurity: Skills and Views
about Community in Vocational Education and Training in Australia
Kraus: 'Work-Life Balance' Campaigns and their Contribution to Re-define
the Notion of Vocational Qualification
D. Lakes: Unemployed Youth and Vocational Pathways: Opportunity Structures
in the New Economy
Lassnigg: Social Organization of Knowledge in VET: Challenges for Schooling
and Apprenticeship in Austria
Lindgren: Adult Education, an Out-moded Concept, or What?
Roldán: Information/Knowledge-based Development, Time-Space Configurations,
and Engendered Work Organization: Exploring the New International Division
of Labor and some Implications for Vocational Education in Argentina (1990s-2000s)
Educational Opportunity and Outcome in two North-South Extremes in Europe:
Spain and Norway
Wahle: Conceptualizing a Modern Professional Role for German Kindergarten
Teachers: Remarks on Reform Proposals to Kindergarten Teacher Education
Weil: Cooperation for Learning: Examples of Continuing Vocational Education
in Swiss Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
Mjelde, a sociologist specialised in sociology of education, is Professor
of Vocational Pedagogy, Akershus University College, Norway. Her research
interests include the social organisation of knowledge as well as comparative
research into gendered work, education and the labour market.
Daly is a social anthropologist who has researched and published on the
social division of knowledge and Canadian Aboriginal rights. He has worked
in the field of Aboriginal education.