There is a strong relation between work and education in modern societies. On the one hand education is needed as a basic qualification for work and contributes fundamentally to the integration of individuals into the labour market and society. On the other hand the potential of learning in the working process is highlighted, for instance in the recent debates about informal learning or employability.
This volume contains papers delivered at the conference «Work, Education and Employability» which took place in Ascona in December 2006. The contributions offer different perspectives on the theoretical and historical impacts of the relation between work and education. They also provide analyses of recent developments in the field.
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. 324 pp., 9 tables and graphs
Contents: Katrin Kraus/Philipp Gonon/Jürgen Oelkers/Stefanie Stolz: Work, Education and Employability – Paul Hager: Education
at Work - Serious Possibility or Policy Naivety? – Katrin Kraus: Does Employability Put the German ‘Vocational Order’
at Risk? An Analysis from the Perspective of Earning Oriented Pedagogy – Hildegard Maria Nickel: Will Radical Markets Mean
more Equality? New Patterns of Conflict in Gender Relations – W. Norton Grubb: The Education Gospel: American Perspectives
and International Patterns – Terry Hyland: Reductionist Trends in Education and Training for Work: Skills, Competences and
Work-Based Learning – Hilary Steedman: Adapting to Globalised Product and Labour Markets: New Models for Apprenticeship in
Europe – Mikiko Eswein: New Employment Patterns and their Impact on Occupational Training in Japan – Toshiko Ito: Simplifying
the Transition from School to Employment: Career Education in Japan – Jürgen Oelkers: Work and Learning: A Look Back and an
Outlook on a Classical Theme of Education – Philipp Gonon: Education for Industry - Employability avant la lettre –
Klaus Harney/Matthias vom Hau: Between Market and Organization: Historical and Empirical Dimensions of Vocational Education
in Germany (Or: Do Firms train ‘Arbeitskraftunternehmer’?) – Christine Mayer: How the Past Shapes the Present: A Case Study
on the Development of Vocational Training and Employment Possibilities of Male and Female Youths in Hamburg from the late
18th to the early 20th Century.