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Collective Skill Formation in Liberal Market Economies? : The Politics of Training Reforms in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom, Paperback / softback Book

Collective Skill Formation in Liberal Market Economies? : The Politics of Training Reforms in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom Paperback / softback

Part of the Studies in Vocational and Continuing Education series

Description

The book captures the development and variety of vocational training institutions in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom since World War II from a comparative perspective.

While all three countries have undertaken several attempts to reform training from classical craft apprenticeships towards modern dual apprenticeships, their reform processes have yielded divergent results: In the United Kingdom training became largely organized around a publicly financed "training market" with little influence for employers and unions in training politics.

Conversely, the social partners were included in reform processes and the provision of training in Ireland and Australia, which enabled the development of dual apprenticeships.

These differences, which have been largely neglected in political science and education studies alike, are explained by the interaction between partisan governments and organized interests.

Only non-right governments managed to bring together employers and unions in training reforms, which was the main political prerequisite for the development of dual apprenticeships.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 230 pages, 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9783034329699

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