National Qualifications Frameworks and the Dual Model of Vocational Training in International Cooperation
Edited By Markus Maurer and Philipp Gonon
Bringing together contributions from authors involved in both the theory and practice of vocational skills training development, this volume analyses the challenges that are tied to the transfer of these two dominant models in the context of international cooperation, sheds light on how they are being implemented, and discusses alternatives to the standard approaches to policy transfer.
The transfer of dual vocational training: Experiences from German development cooperation: Reinhard Stockmann
The transfer of dual vocational training: Experiences from German development cooperation
Dual vocational training is a successful model, considered to offer many positive outcomes. A few of these (though not all) are examined here: low youth unemployment, transference of high levels of expertise, strong practice-orientation, reduced state spending on education, a socially accepted alternative to academic training, a clearly-structured system of training (proven to be flexible and adaptable, even in times of crisis), etc.
It is not surprising that other countries with differently organised vocational training, such as full-time schooling or on-the-job training schemes, have long shown an interest in the dual training system model, considering its numerous beneficial features. As a consequence, for decades now, the introduction of ‘dual’ or ‘cooperative’ system elements, and even the transfer of the dual system in its entirety, have been part of the portfolio of German and Swiss efforts to promote vocational training.