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Work-based learning
A handbook for policy makers and social partners in ETF partner countries

Richard Sweet

ETF - European Training Foundation
Turin 2014 

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Handbook (pdf)

This handbook has been written to help policy makers and social partners - organisations that represent employers and employees - to understand some of the ways in which learning in the workplace can be encouraged and how its quality can be improved. It is also intended to help them to understand some of the ways that such learning can be organised in a structured way so that it benefits learners, enterprises and employees, and so that it provides wider benefits for the labour market and the economy as a whole.

The handbook deals with nine topics: 

(1) why work-based learning matters; 
(2) features of middle- and low-income countries that should be taken into account when thinking about work-based learning programs; 
(3) the different types of work-based learning programs, and what should be considered when choosing between them; 
(4) the relationship between work-based learning and learning that takes place in classrooms; 
(5) some of the ways in which work-based learning programs can be started and expanded; 
(6) how to make sure that work-based learning programs are of high quality; 
(7) how to assess and recognise work-based learning; 
(8) financing work-based learning; and 
(9) governing and managing work-based learning programs.

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