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The hybridization of vocational training and higher education in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland
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SourceOpladen [u.a.] : Budrich UniPress Ltd. 2013, 302 S.
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Keywords (German)Berufsbildung; Akademische Bildung; Hochschulwesen; Hochschulbildung; Hybridisierung; Bildungssystem; Berufsbildungssystem; Duales Ausbildungssystem; Berufsbildende Höhere Schule; Institutionalismus; Europäischer Bildungsraum; Europäisierung; Prozessanalyse; Fallstudie; Expertenbefragung; Vergleichende Analyse; Vergleichende Berufsbildungsforschung; Vergleichende Bildungsforschung; Vergleichende Hochschulforschung; Historisch-vergleichende Methode; Deutschland; Österreich; Schweiz
sub-disciplineVocational Education and Training
Higher Education
Document typeMonograph, Collected Work or primary publication
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Abstract (English):This book analyzes institutional changes in the relationship between vocational education and training (VET) and higher education (HE) in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. … The key finding …is that all three countries rely in part on hybridization – a specific combination of organizational and institutional elements from the two organizational fields of VET and HE – to introduce gradual institutional reforms within their long-established skill formation systems. … this book seeks answers to a number of specific research puzzles: Why did it come to hybridization at the nexus of VET and HE in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland and how have the respective hybrid organizational forms developed since their genesis? To what extent do the hybrid organizational forms differ in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland? What are the implications of hybridization for institutional permeability between VET and HE? And, finally, what is the impact of current European educational policies on such hybrid organizational solutions? This book is organized around these questions. Chapter 2 reviews the literature to provide arguments for the case selection – and also to highlight the research gap … Chapter 3 presents the theoretical framework. … Chapter 4 describes the methods and data, including detailed information on the case study and comparative design, systematic process analysis, as well as the expert interviews. … Chapter 5 explores the history of Europeanization in the field of education. This chapter provides essential background information as each of the three country case studies also explores whether and to what extent European educational policies have affected the observed processes of hybridization at the nexus of VET and HE. … The following chapters present the case studies on Germany (Chapter 6), Austria (Chapter 7), and Switzerland (Chapter 8). … The comparative chapter (Chapter 9) focuses on explaining the similarities and differences in the historical developments observed in the three country cases. The comparative chapter also offers some inductive generalizations, or lessons learnt, from the process analyses of hybridization in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. In Chapter 10 I summarize the main findings and reflect upon the hypotheses formulated in Chapter 3. Chapter 10 also offers some policy recommendations and an outlook on further research opportunities. (DIPF/Orig.)
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Date of publication22.10.2013
CitationGraf, Lukas: The hybridization of vocational training and higher education in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Opladen [u.a.] : Budrich UniPress Ltd. 2013, 302 S. - URN: urn:nbn:de:0111-opus-82902 - DOI: 10.25656/01:8290
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