To strengthen the evidence base for policy-making in the Copenhagen process, Cedefop has gathered research to examine VET policy priorities in its fourth report on VET research ‘Modernising vocational education and training’. Taking a medium-term perspective, the report analyses how the labour market and demographic ageing pressures affect VET; its criticality to enterprise competitiveness and its role in promoting social inclusion and cohesion. Four major areas of VET policy development are also addressed: policies for promoting VET attractiveness, the implementation of qualification frameworks and the shift to learning outcomes; the professional development of VET teachers and trainers; and advice, guidance and counselling policies and practices.
The fourth research report, forthcoming in 2009, comprises three publications:
- Synthesis report
- Executive summary (in EN, DE, FR, ES and IT)
- Background report: 3 volumes containing research papers edited by Cedefop - Download working papers now
'Modernising Vocational education and training' is the 4th in a series of regular reports on vocational education and training research published by Cedefop. (published reports)