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Lately the most important themes in national VET research have been studies on vocational education reforms and research projects on exclusion. Studies on vocational education reforms have especially outlined the realization of skill demonstrations in the experimental phase from different aspects. Skill demonstrations are a part of student evaluation. They have been used in pilot programmes for a few years. Skill demonstrations are planned to be added as a part of the whole vocational education in 2006.

Exclusion has mostly been studied from the view point of young people who are in danger of being left without vocational secondary education. This is why the subjects of research have included, for example, early interference, educational guidance and the inspection of different flexible educational channels.

 
ANNEX: Selection of ERO Base projects

ECVET reflector
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/projects_networks/ero/prj_view.asp?theID=887

Financial autonomy of professional higher education sector - international comparison
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/projects_networks/ero/prj_view.asp?theID=990

History of open university education and its position in the field of higher education in Finland
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/projects_networks/ero/prj_view.asp?theID=1001

International activities at Institutes of Arts and Crafts
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/projects_networks/ero/prj_view.asp?theID=1023

Knowledge work and change in work organizations
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/projects_networks/ero/prj_view.asp?theID=983

Learning through the arts - Integrated learning processes, its premises, implications and advantages
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/projects_networks/ero/prj_view.asp?theID=1024

Nursing practice and nursing education
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/projects_networks/ero/prj_view.asp?theID=1008

Quality Assurance and Practice-oriented Assessment in Vocational Education and Training (QUAL-PRAXIS)
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/projects_networks/ero/prj_view.asp?theID=667

Polytechnics as an innovator for tourism and services industry
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/projects_networks/ero/prj_view.asp?theID=985

Role of structural fund projects in developing regional competence
http://www.trainingvillage.gr/etv/projects_networks/ero/prj_view.asp?theID=997

 
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Source: Cedefop - National Research Report Finland (details see Bibliography)
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