Aspects of Inclusion and Exclusion
Edited By Stefanie Stolz and Philipp Gonon
Inclusion and Exclusion – A Challenge in the Context of Globalisation 9
STEFANIE STOLZ & PHILIPP GONON Inclusion and Exclusion – A Challenge in the Context of Globalisation Introduction The following article takes general considerations about vocational education and particularly the topic of inclusion-exclusion into ac- count. With a focus on Switzerland and its vocational education, a connection from the so-called “social question” to actual problems of inclusion and exclusion is drawn within and also through voca- tional education. Most notably, the transitions from school to voca- tional education are shown on the basis of different transitions re- gimes with a special focus on inclusion and exclusion. Vocational education and training (VET) from an international perspective is based on a comparative level. The object of research is generally a comparison of educational systems or rather a variety of descriptions that compare similar phenomena in mostly two coun- tries. Differences are perceived predominantly in the context of struc- tural questions and education policies, which are as a matter of fact different, between various countries. Contrary to this, this volume takes up another form of differentiation – the one of inclusion and exclusion – that runs diagonally according to the national systems of vocational education. According to limited resources and a lack of qualifications there are two possibilities: either every VET system is confronted with the question of who should be able to participate in VET or who is excluded from it. VET systems themselves canalize processes of inclusion and exclusion when it comes to both partici- pation in VET and possibilities as well as chances of access...
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