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05/2018

Support through programmes
BIBB International
Events
Support through programmes Top of the page

Programme support plays an important role in the vocational education and training system. It can drive forward innovations, help the system to resolve societal challenges, and highlight areas where further action is needed. This issue of BWP attempts to shed light on these various facets on the basis of selected examples. One aspect in this regard comprises the questions of how programmes come about, who they are instigated by and who the providers are. A second focus centres on the issues of how the success of programmes can be made measurable and how effective transfer to academic research, policy and practice can take place. Although the main emphasis is on Federal Government programmes, interfaces to federal state programmes will also be taken into account.

Editorial: Vocational education and training needs an immediate and real sense of momentum!

Friedrich Hubert Esser, Prof. Dr., President of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training

The beginning of the new training year on 1 August provided a good opportunity to raise the public profile of VET. It also heralded a welcome time for a check-up. To put it briefly, there are absolutely no signs of the all-clear. The ongoing trend towards academisation and the knock-on effect this is having in terms of a loss of attractiveness for VET remain major challenges.
Editorial in the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

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Structuring and standardisation of vocational orientation

Carolin Kunert, Guido Kirst

Using the example of the BMBF programme "Supporting vocational orientation in inter-company vocational training centres and comparable VET centres" (BOP), this article explores the question of what a funding programme can contribute to the development of a central action area for vocational education and training, and the importance of a supporting evaluation in this context.
The key data of the programme and evaluation are outlined in the introduction, and the article concludes with the presentation of the most significant outcomes of the evaluation and the consequences of these for the shaping of vocational orientation.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

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Vocational education and training - a perspective after dropping out of higher education study

Katharina Kanschat, Wolfgang Müller-Tamke

The JOBSTARTER plus programme is a testing ground for new cooperation arrangements between vocational education and training stakeholders in the regions. The present article takes the main funding focus of "Support for small and medium-sized enterprises in acquiring higher education drop-outs as trainees" as an example in investigating which findings the external evaluation has delivered and which conclusions may be drawn from these for the further development of the programme.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

Read more Vocational education and training - a perspective after dropping out of higher education study

BIBB International Top of the page

Russian hairdressers show that they can cut it - GOVET at BIBB supports vocational education and training cooperation

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GOVET/ Schlich

A rather unusual form of international VET cooperation has produced some impressive results. On 25 September, Russian hairdressing apprentices completed a German final examination for the first time. The aim was to monitor the quality of Russian training and to investigate the degree of success delivered by German consultancy services within the scope of vocational education and training cooperation between the two countries. GOVET, the German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training based at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), has been working in conjunction with a range of bodies over the past five years in order to help shape VET cooperation with the Russian Federation. Alongside the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), these partner organisations have recently also included the German National Association of Hairdressers (ZV).

Read more Russian hairdressers show that they can cut it

Bouncing Back From Adversity: A Swiss Study on Teacher Resilience in Vocational Education and Training

Viviana Sappa, Carmela Aprea, Antje Barbarasch

There is a general consensus regarding the stressful nature of the teaching profession, and teacher resilience is an area of growing interest in scientific and political agendas. Based on a Swiss study of vocational-school teachers, this paper presents the multitude of contextual and individual factors that contribute to teacher resilience. The findings emphasise the need to approach teacher resilience in a multi-level and systemic way, particularly by investing in providing teachers with adequate skills to face complex and heterogeneous teaching tasks as well as by nurturing teachers' sense of vocation and facilitating a collaborative and supportive school environment.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

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Connecting VET institutes with enterprises - Experience after the reform of the Vietnamese VET law

Vu Xuan Hung

Within the new Vietnamese Law on Vocational Education and Training (VET), coming into effect on 1st July 2015, many important issues have been institutionalized that change the VET system. After a brief overview on the major reforms, this article will focus under the aspect of work-based learning on the cooperation between VET institutes and enterprises in Vietnam.
Article from the BIBB-journal Vocational Training in Research and Practice - BWP

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Approaches towards higher dual vocational education and training in Germany and South Korea

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© University of Applied Sciences Koblenz

South Korean researchers from the Korea Research Institutes for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) have recently been at BIBB and at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences to exchange information on current developments in dual higher education study in Germany and on new approaches being adopted towards higher vocational education and training in South Korea.

Read more Delegation from South Korea visits Germany

Events Top of the page

Online Educa Berlin 2018 - Berlin, December 5 - 7, 2018

Technological advances in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence are increasingly making it possible for machines to perform tasks that previously could only be done by humans. This conference will bring together economists, sociologists and researchers from related fields to discuss frontier research on labor market effects of automation and digitization.

Read more Online Educa Berlin 2018

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Editorial Team:
Charlotte Schölgens (editor-in-chief)


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