Work and Education in America: The Art of Integration

EditorAntje Barabasch, Felix Rauner

Paperback | November 27, 2013

Work and Education in America: The Art of Integration by Antje Barabasch
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This, the first comprehensive academic volume on vocational education and training (VET) or career and technical education in the United States, features insights into a variety of issues in this field of research. The international reader will find an up-to-date synthesis as well as a critical analysis of the relevant history, philosophy, governance, legislation and organizational structures. The coverage is structured according to the benchmarks applied to, as well as the theoretical discussions around, VET. The topics covered all have a strong contemporary relevance and include education versus qualification, the American community college, the issue of localization versus globalization in governance, vocationalism in higher education, career guidance and career counselling, and apprenticeships in the U.S.


This book supports the assertion of the relevance of career and technical education -both for the individual and the labour market. Scholars, policy makers and practitioners interested in issues of vocational education and training, technical education, and career education will find this collection of critical and reflective discussions very useful in any analysis of the features of  VET approaches taken in America.

Introduction, Antje Barabasch, Felix Rauner.- Dilemmas of design: Education versus qualification in the US vocational system, Jeff King.- The multi-tire VET system, from high school to four year colleges, Chris Zirkle.- The American Community College, Carsten Schmidtke.- Governing VTE in the United States: Localization versus Centraliz...
Title:Work and Education in America: The Art of IntegrationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:November 27, 2013Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400737491

ISBN - 13:9789400737495

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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