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The Transformation of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the Baltic States - Survey of Reforms and Developments


The Transformation of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the Baltic States - Survey of Reforms and Developments


Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, Band 4

von: Frank Bünning

154,69 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 11.01.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9781402043420
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 174

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Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, among the newest member states of the European Union, are part of the "Copenhagen process," the EU’s training and education initiative. These nations have enjoyed special attention in European Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy. This book reviews and analyses reforms in VET and its applications. The book will benefit researchers studying VET in the Baltic states, and in the broader context of internationalisation.
The enlargement of the European Union and issues related to it are a central aspect of European policy. The challenges faced are diverse and immense. The development of Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a major concern of the Lisbon strategy for making Europe a prosperous place in which to live and work in the 21st century. Since the Lisbon Council met in 2000, the development of VET has been very high on European policy agendas. It has been agreed to step up European co-operation in this area. This process began with the Copenhagen Declaration in2002.ThenewestmemberstatesoftheEU—amongthemtheBalticstates— are now involved in this Copenhagen process and are a source of enormous (human) potential that can greatly enrich Europe. TheconceptoftheEUVETpolicyisoutlinedinthe?rstchapterofthisp- lication. Chapters two and three form the core of the publication and describe the characteristics of VET systems, VET programmes, and approaches to VET teacher training in the Baltic states. Chapter four expands this perspective and illustrates aspects of internationalisation in higher education. In particular, a joint degree programme to qualify VET staff is detailed. The internationali- tion of degree programmes is a serious challenge for university faculties. The global dimension in teaching international degree programmes is discussed in the ?nal part of this book.
1: The European Dimension of VET.
N.Butter: Higher Education in Europe on the Threshold of the 21st Century. S.Buder, F.Buenning: Lisbon, Bruges, Copenhagen: Milestones Towards a European Vocational Education and Training (VET) Sector - A Critical Survey of the Current Situation.-
2: VET in the Baltic States.
T.Annus, K.Jogi, L.Tilmanis: Vocational Education and Training in Estonia: Reform Processes and Tendencies. A.Lanka, E. Murnieks: Vocational Education and Training in Latvia: The Problems and Solutions. R.Lauzackas, E. Danilevicius: Vocational Education and Training in Lithuania: Reform Processes and Tendencies.-
3: VET Teacher Training in the Baltic States.
R.Liivik: The State of Vocational Teacher Training in Estonia.- M.Apsite: Reform of VET Teacher Training in Latvia. K. Pukelis: Development of a Vocational Teacher Education Strategy in Lithuania: Challenges, Reality and Solutions.-
4: International Cooperation in VET Degree Programmes.
G.Bellamy, F.Buenning: Internationalisation and Co-operation in Higher Education/ A Multi-National Masters Degree Programme in Vocational Education and Training. G.Badley: Developing Globally-Competent University Teachers.
The newest member states of the EU - among them the Baltic states- are now involved in the Copenhagen process and are a source of enormous (human) potential that can greatly enrich Europe.
As the Baltic States have enjoyed special attention in European VET policy, the reforms in VET and its structures are the subject of critical debate in this book.
We hope that this book will be of service to both researchers and lecturers in the study of VET in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as for the broader context of internationalisation in VET.
A unique and instructive comparative analysis in of VET and VET reform in a number of different countries
Sheds light on the recovery of the educational systems of former Soviet domination lands