Continuity and Change in Norwegian Vocational Education and Training (VET)Nov 25 2008
NIFU-rapport 2008:29. This report, which is an English edition of NIFU STEP Report 20/2008: Fag- og yrkesopplæringen i Norge – noen sentrale utviklingstrekk, addresses some important developments in the vocational education and training (VET) in Norway. The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training commissioned the report, in seeking a basis for its own reporting within this field to Cedefop. The NIFU STEP report includes topics on how access to apprenticeships develops in the conflicting relationship between education policy and the state of the market, access to VET both for young people and adults, and changes within the management of VET. In addition to summarising existing knowledge in different fields, the report contributes with new knowledge within important areas. Not surprisingly, the report has also disclosed large, unsatisfied needs for research and knowledge within this central area of vocational education in Norway.