recent years, the main focus in VET research has been on the impact of
Reform 2000 and especially on the relationship between national VET policies
and students' expectations and choices of VET. In a paper on national VET
research, Vibe Aarkrog describes 5 major research areas in connection with
VET and Reform 2000:
students' choice of education;
students' expectations to and benefit from VET;
students' perceptions of practical training;
students' perceptions of teaching (school-based training).
numerous development projects have been carried out at the vocational colleges
integrating ethnic minorities in VET;
retaining students in VET/lowering the drop-out rate;
methods for assessing prior learning;
furthering innovation and entrepreneurship training in VET;
competence development and organisational innovation;
cross-national cooperation and internationalisation.
projects are funded by the ministerial fund for innovation and development
projects (FoU). Vocational colleges and other stakeholders in the VET system
can apply for funding once or twice a year within the overall framework
set up by the Ministry. The aim of these projects is to develop the practice
of the colleges through concrete project work and the development of tools
and guidelines within specific priority areas.