An Imperative to Adjust?: Skill Formation in England and Germany
This book deals with education systems and the change observed within them alongside changes in the wider political economy. The research is conducted by way of a comparative case study of England and Germany. Extending the VoC approach, not only vocational education and training but also school education and higher education are analysed. The point of departure is the puzzling fact that the current reforms of the education systems of both countries are departing from the paths predicted by the VoC approach. The thesis thus argues against institutional path-dependency in the two countries, and in favour of an ideational approach based on discursive institutionalism.
This book is essential reading for researchers in the social sciences, comparative political sciences and educational sciences.
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A-levels academic actors aims analysis apprenticeship scheme approach aspect BBiG BMBF Bologna process Bulmahn chapter competition compulsory context countries Curriculum 2000 Deissinger developments DfEE DfES Diploma discourse discursive institutionalism dual apprenticeship system dual system economic education and training education area educational policy educational reforms Educational Supplement employers England English epistemic communities federal foundation degrees framework further education GCSEs German higher education globalisation governmental Hauptschule Hence higher education institutions higher education system Higher National Diplomas historical institutionalism ideas ideational impact increase initiative of excellence institutional change introduced issues labour market Länder learning literature Modern Apprenticeships modularisation Moreover occupational parity of esteem participation rates particular perceived percent policy diffusion political economies programmes proposals pupils qualifications reference Schmidt school education Schröder sector skill strategy social Spours stratification structure theoretical thereby underpinned universities varieties of capitalism vision vocational education White Paper