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Challenges and Reforms in Vocational Education
Aspects of Inclusion and Exclusion 

Stefanie Stolz & Philipp Gonon (eds)

2012
Series: Studien zur Berufs- und Weiterbildung - Studies in Vocational and Continuing Education; Vol 11
Peter Lang Publishers: Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien 

327 pp
ISBN 978-3-0343-1068-0 pb

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In this collected edition, globalization and its consequences on vocational education systems are described and, at the same time, combined with the question of whether new phenomena of inclusion but also of exclusion are produced. Inclusion and exclusion are differentiations that predominate in all kinds of (vocational education) systems, regardless of their national background. These terms base on the requirements of the system itself but also on shortages, particularly when supply and demand are dehiscing. Vocational education developed out of the requirement to integrate large parts of society into a broader or more extended education and, consequently, into an economic and social process. Besides the so-called «social question», gender-, status- and generation-specific characteristics and also the participation in higher education are under discussion. Depending on each country - this volume features contributions of Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Denmark, France, Finland, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA - this debate generates a different development which is described by the authors in their different research areas. Collectively, a multifaceted overall picture arises which illustrates the importance of inclusion and exclusion.

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