For the free movement of labour across the European Union, establishing transparency and comparability of qualifications across member states is vital. This book examines how qualifications, knowledge, skills and competences are understood in different national contexts and trans-nationally and reveals a complex picture of differences and similarities both within and between countries. Against the background of EU policy initiatives, and in particular the European Qualifications Framework, an important focus is on the prospects and difficulties of establishing cross-national recognition of qualifications. Drawing on case studies of particular sectors and occupations in England, France, Germany and the Netherlands, this insightful book, written by leading academics in the field, will be a vital resource for students and researchers involved with vocational education and training, continuing professional development, human resource management and European Union policy.
|Publication date:||12th May 2011|
|Author:||Linda Clarke, Christopher Winch, Michaela Brockmann|
|Publisher:||Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Categories:||Industrial or vocational training, Labour economics,|
Michaela Brockmann is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Westminster, UK. Linda Clarke is Professor of European Industrial Relations at the University of Westminster, UK. Christopher Winch is Professor of Educational Philosophy and Policy at King's College, London, UK.More About Linda Clarke, Christopher Winch, Michaela Brockmann