Convergence in Education and Work
Aarkrog / Christian Helms Jørgensen (eds)
Studien zur Berufs- und Weiterbildung - Studies in Vocational and Continuing
Education; Vol 6
Lang Publishers: Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York,
pp., 1 ill.
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the educational systems in Europe becoming more similar or more different?
This book deals with the issue of divergence and convergence in relation
to systems, learning environments, and learners in vocational educational
training (VET). 18 VET researchers from eight countries contribute to the
examination of ‘divergence and convergence’ at three levels: At the national
level this volume deals with the following questions: What are the consequences
of the European policies that aim at converging the VET systems in Europe?
What is the impact of globalization on the national systems? At the level
of institutions the central issue concerns the relation between learning
environments. What is the coherence between school-based education and
learning in the work-place, and how can they connect? Finally at the third
level of the learners and their identities the focus is on the role of
vocational educational training in the formation of biographies and identities.
The book thus covers the central issues on the agenda in relation to future
Deissinger: Cultural Patterns Underlying Apprenticeship: Germany and the
Gonon: Apprenticeship, Vocationalism and Opposing VET-Reform Trends in
Kraus: Understanding the Transfer of Concepts between the International
and the National Levels: Import or interpretation?
VET Policy Formation and Discourse in the EU: A mobile work force for a
European labour market?
Phuong-Mai/Cees Terlouw/Albert Pilot: Cooperation: Convergence and divergence
from a cultural perspective
Weil: Networking for Researchers of Vocational Education: Discovering divergence
Helms Jørgensen: School and Workplace as Learning Environments in
Vocational Education and Training
Fitzsimons: Mathematics and Numeracy: Divergence and convergence in education
Learning at School and Work: Boundary crossing, strangeness and legitimacy
in apprentices’ everyday life
Convergence of General Theory and Practice in VET: Five theses about the
students’ motivation for general subjects in VET
Will the Twain Meet? The academic - vocational divide in vocational education
Rasmussen/Palle Rasmussen: Educational Knowledge at Work: Tensions in linking
general adult education to workplaces
Hodkinson: Divergent Perspectives on Learning at, for and through Work
Between Dreams and Realities: Similarities and differences in narratives
told by three different generations of cabinet makers
Barabasch: The Optimistic versus Pessimistic Life Plan Approach: Young
adults’ risk perceptions towards the life course in the USA and East Germany
Learning about Work through Popular Culture: The case of office work
Søgaard Sørensen: Craftsmen and Their Tools: An anthropological
Siecke: Changing the Context of Learning and Teaching in VET: The contribution
of concepts of emotions.