Challenges and Reforms in Vocational Education: Aspects of Inclusion and Exclusion by Stefanie StolzChallenges and Reforms in Vocational Education: Aspects of Inclusion and Exclusion by Stefanie Stolz

Challenges and Reforms in Vocational Education: Aspects of Inclusion and Exclusion

EditorStefanie Stolz, Philipp Gonon

Paperback | December 20, 2011

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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.
Stefanie Stolz is a research associate and lecturer at the University of Zurich. Her research interests include vocational education, school-to-work transition and policy analyses in a comparative perspective. Philipp Gonon is a professor of vocational education at the University of Zurich. His research interests include international ...
Title:Challenges and Reforms in Vocational Education: Aspects of Inclusion and ExclusionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:December 20, 2011Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents: Stefanie Stolz/Philipp Gonon: Inclusion and Exclusion - A Challenge in the Context of Globalisation – Gita Steiner-Khamsi: Education Policy in a Globalized World – Stephen Billett: Vocational Education and Training, Culture and Self: Dominant Interests, Diverse Traditions and Vocational Education in Globalised Times – Philippe Méhaut: Three Challenges for the VET Systems: The End or the Rebirth of Vocational Education? – Anja Heikkinen/Johanna Lammela/Leena Lietzén/Johanna Lätti/Emma Virtanen: Gender Mainstreaming: Inclusion or Exclusion – Patricia A. Carter: Gender Mainstreaming: Implications for Inclusion and Exclusion in Employability and Vocational Education and Training – Ida Juul: The Transformation of Office Work from a Male to a Female Occupation – Beatrix Niemeyer: The Impacts of European Social Inclusion Policy on National Educational Systems – Maija Hirvonen: Towards Inclusion? Vocational Special Needs Education from a Historical Perspective – Julian Stanley: Diplomas and Inclusion – Mikiko Eswein: The Present and Future Role of Vocational Education and Training in Japan Under the Aspect of Inclusion and Exclusion in a Globalised World – Svein Michelsen/Håkon Høst: Apprenticeship, Youth and Labour Market Outcomes - A Diachronic Investigation into the Norwegian Case – Antje Barabasch/Bonnie Watt-Malcolm: Merging Academic and Vocational Learning: Inclusion and Exclusion in Selected School-to-Work Programs in Canada and the United States – Bettina Siecke: Transition from Vocational Education and Training to Higher Education in Germany and Switzerland - A Perspective of Social Inclusion and Exclusion – Matthias Pilz: Vocational Training as the Roundabout Route from Abitur to University – Vesa Korhonen: Towards Inclusive Higher Education? - Outlining a Student-Centred Counselling Framework for Strengthening Student Engagement – Antoni Lindgren: Reflections on the Art of Exclusion.