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Just a Process

Views on the Relations between Research, Practice and Politics in the Sector of VET- Festschrift for Anja Heikkinen- Edited by Philipp Gonon, Lorenz Lassnigg and Manfred Wahle

Edited By Philipp Gonon, Lorenz Lassnig and Manfred Wahle

This book is dedicated as a Festschrift to Anja Heikkinen by her friends and colleagues from the VET & Culture Network hosted at Tampere University ( The chapters describe and reflect various aspects of this big endeavour in the field of European and international research in vocational education and training (VET), and shows the many facets of developing a wide and diverse research community that spans national borders. Renowned researchers discuss important issues of the history and future of VET, dealing with politics and institutions, gender and vocationalism, history and comparisons, and transitions. Very much can be read between the lines about how this community of research in VET has evolved during the decades, and how it struggles to proceed.


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Greetings from Lapland! - Antoni Lindgren


47 Greetings from Lapland! Antoni Lindgren My first encounter with the VET & Culture Network was at a workshop in Sör- marka, a place nearby Oslo belonging to the Norwegian Confederation of La- bour. I had got hold of the invitation by chance, someone had put it in my mail, and it was addressed to the department I still am at: the Department of Human Work Sciences at Luleå University of Technology. The invitation had a some- what mysterious title: “Work of hands and work of minds in times of change”. I believe the invitation came in my hands just before the start of the summer holi- days, at the end of June. At the end of August I was on place, in Oslo. First I went by the public bus and stopped in the forest uphill some mountain and from there I walked in the direction pointed out by a road sign. There was rain in the air so I was happy when I soon saw something down in a small valley that looked as it could be the place where I was heading for. It was a number of squared, yellow bricked buildings spread along the side of a lake. I was relieved, found someone to talk to and I was given a key to a dormitory in a building somewhat downhill. I went outside, downhill following steps in the slope and found my room, which was on the top, on the second floor, on the right with...

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