Can “vocationalisation” of education go too far? The case of Switzerland

Meyer, Thomas (2009). Can “vocationalisation” of education go too far? The case of Switzerland. European journal of vocational training, 46(1), pp. 28-40. CEDEFOP, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

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While countries with predominantly academic school-based upper secondary education have been ‘discovering’ vocational education and training (VET) for some time, countries with ‘vocationalised’ education systems such as Austria, Germany or Switzerland are critically reviewing their own situations. This paper takes up the case of Switzerland, which can be considered, in several respects, as a sort of life-size VET laboratory. This contribution aims at critically highlighting particularities, recent developments, advantages and shortcomings of a post-compulsory education system geared as heavily to ‘vocationalisation’ as Switzerland’s.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Meyer, Thomas

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1977-0219

Publisher:

CEDEFOP, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

Projects:

[1036] Transitions from Education to Employment (TREE) Official URL

Language:

English

Submitter:

David Leander Baumann

Date Deposited:

15 Oct 2019 16:11

Last Modified:

02 Nov 2019 09:12

Additional Information:

Notes: treeanalysis analysis_self; Date: 2009

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.130983

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/130983

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