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A tanuló közösségek és a szakképzés
The Learning Communities and the Vocational Education

Author(s): Magdolna Benke
Subject(s): Education, Geography, Regional studies, Vocational Education
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: learning regions; learning communities; vet; innovation; partnership;

Summary/Abstract: Within the research field of the learning regions, learning cities and learning communities, we can find a special research topic, the link between the learning communities and vocational education and training (VET). Learning region concepts consider universities as key innovation partners and ignore VET and secondary education in general. Several circumstances reduce the capacity of VET institutions to play a substantial role in the partnership. International research outcomes highlight the contradictions between centralised VET policy and the regional view of local learning communities, and between the short term needs of VET market and the long term needs of trust which serves as a vital force for communities. According to the results of a local expert survey, VET institutions could play a meaningful role in the life of the local communities in addition to education and training. It is assumed that the development of the relationship between VET institutions and local communities could involve a number of reserves.

  • Issue Year: 25/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 184-197
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Hungarian