Torn between economic efficiency and social equality? Short-track apprenticeships in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland

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serval:BIB_7B729E40504D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Torn between economic efficiency and social equality? Short-track apprenticeships in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland
Périodique
European Educational Research Journal
Auteur(s)
Di Maio Gina, Graf Lukas, Wilson Anna
ISSN
1474-9041
1474-9041
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
25/08/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Educational institutions, especially those facilitating vocational education and training (VET), face the challenge of combining social goals, such as the provision of quality education for a large section of the population, with rising economic utility demands. However, we know little about how VET systems institutionalize these different demands and, further, how social and economic goals are actually institutionalized in VET. Our article aims to unpack this puzzle by analysing short-track dual vocational training programmes (short-tracks) in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. These short-tracks combine on-the-job and school-based training, targeting candidates who face difficulties entering full-length dual programmes. Thus, short-tracks are prime examples of training programmes located at the nexus of economic and social demands. In our comparative institutional analysis, we bridge the political economy of collective skill formation and sociological institutionalism literatures. We find that the institutionalization of goals in VET not only differs between countries but that there is also considerable variation within national VET systems. Our analysis reveals that VET regulations, regional and sectoral standards, and the legitimization of key actors can differ greatly in their institutionalization of social and economic goals.
Mots-clé
Education, vocational education and training, comparative political economy, social equality, short-track vocational training, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, sociological institutionalism
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