Transition from school to VET in German-speaking Switzerland
Journal of Vocational Education & Training, Vol. 66 (2014), Iss. 1 P.89https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2013.877066 [Citations: 7]
The Modularization of Vocational Education – A Better Way to Integrate Vulnerable Youths into Work?
For decades, a large number of young people has not managed the transition from obligatory schooling into vocational education successfully; indeed, some only manage this after a delay. Many are left behind as unskilled labor: currently some 1.44 million individuals in the 20–29 age group can be classified as unskilled. This articles assesses the possibility that vocational education that has a modular design makes this transition easier. If it does, it may counter the growing social exclusion of young people and unskilled workers. The concept of curricular modules (’Ausbildungsbausteine") is discussed as a specific form of modularization for which empirical testing and evaluation is possible.