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.
Are the dual system and qualifications frameworks compatible with each other?: Christopher Winch
Are the dual system and qualifications frameworks compatible with each other?
It is sometimes thought that the introduction of qualifications frameworks, particularly those based on outcomes, are incompatible with well-established vocational education structures such as the Dual System of apprenticeships, which is found in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and (to a lesser extent) in a few other European countries. It will be argued that while the introduction of such frameworks may seem like cause for concern to proponents of the Dual System, it does not necessarily pose a threat, and can, in fact, prove to be of assistance in promoting understanding of the System approach.
Key characteristics of the Dual System and the Beruf concept