List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Chapter One: Vocational Training: International Perspectives Gerhard Bosch and Jean Charest Chapter Two: Vocational Education and Training in Australia: The Evolution of a Segmented Training System Richard Cooney and Michael Long Chapter Three: Vocational Training in Canada: The Poor Second Cousin in a Well-Educated Family Jean Charest and Ursule Critoph Chapter Four: The Vocational Education and Training System in Denmark: Continuity and Change Susanne Wiborg and Pia Cort Chapter Five: Vocational Training in France: Towards a New 'Vocationalism'? Philippe Mehaut Chapter Six: The Revitalization of the Dual System of Vocational Training in Germany Gerhard Bosch Chapter Seven: The Transformation of the Government-led Vocational Training System in Korea Jin Ho Yoon and Byung-Hee Lee Chapter Eight: The Vocational Training System in Mexico: Characteristics and Actors, Strengths and Weaknesses Arnulfo Arteaga Garcia, Sergio Sierra Romero and Roberto Flores Lima Chapter Nine: Vocational Training in Morocco: Social and Economic Issues for the Labour Market Brahim Boudarbat and Mehdi Lahlou Chapter Ten: Vocational Education and Training in the United Kingdom Helen Rainbird Chapter Eleven: The Vocational Education and Training System in the United States Thomas Bailey and Peter Berg Contributors References Index.
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The last decade has given rise to a strong public discourse in most highly industrialized economies about the importance of a skilled workforce as a key response to the competitive dynamic fostered by economic globalisation. The challenge for different training regimes is two fold: attracting young people into the vocational training system while continuing to train workers already in employment. Yet, on the whole, most countries and their training systems have failed to reach those goals. How can we explain this contradiction? Why is vocational training seen to be an 'old' institution? Why does vocational training not seem to be easily adapted to the realities of the 21st century? This book seeks to respond to these important questions. It does so through an in-depth comparative analysis of the vocational training systems in ten different countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, the United Kingdom and the USA. (source: Nielsen Book Data)