Dual Education: A Bridge over Troubled Waters?

16-06-2014

This study examines the strengths and weaknesses of dual education/apprenticeships and explores policy developments in the EU- 28 in relation to the introduction and/or improvement of apprenticeship schemes. The study is based on data from a variety of sources, including academic literature and in-depth research in 10 EU countries. It identifies the characteristics of four main forms of VET delivery in relation to the role of work-based learning and suggests ways that countries could promote apprenticeships within the context of their educational, social and economic frameworks. It also provides recommendations to country and European policy makers that may be used to improve the vocational and training offer across Europe.

This study examines the strengths and weaknesses of dual education/apprenticeships and explores policy developments in the EU- 28 in relation to the introduction and/or improvement of apprenticeship schemes. The study is based on data from a variety of sources, including academic literature and in-depth research in 10 EU countries. It identifies the characteristics of four main forms of VET delivery in relation to the role of work-based learning and suggests ways that countries could promote apprenticeships within the context of their educational, social and economic frameworks. It also provides recommendations to country and European policy makers that may be used to improve the vocational and training offer across Europe.

Ekstern forfatter

Stelina Chatzichristou, Daniela Ulicna, Ilona Murphy and Anette Curth (ICF International)