Conclusion - internationalization with VET character: key emerging issues

Dempsey, Kathryn and Tran, Ly 2016, Conclusion - internationalization with VET character: key emerging issues. In Tran, Ly and Dempsey, Kathryn (ed), Internationalization in vocational education and training: transnational perspectives, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp.218-226, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-47859-3.

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Title Conclusion - internationalization with VET character: key emerging issues
Author(s) Dempsey, Kathryn
Tran, LyORCID iD for Tran, Ly
Title of book Internationalization in vocational education and training: transnational perspectives
Editor(s) Tran, LyORCID iD for Tran, Ly
Dempsey, Kathryn
Publication date 2016
Series Technical and vocational education and training: issues, concerns and prospects
Chapter number 14
Total chapters 14
Start page 218
End page 226
Total pages 9
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Keyword(s) VET
international education
student mobility
Summary This volume has highlighted the complexities of offering vocational education and training across national borders, the nature and forms of internationalization of VET in different contexts and the impacts of mobility on educational work in the distinctive context of VET. In this chapter, we summarize the key issues as addressed by the authors in this volume and we note areas for further study and research. Emerging issues include the lack of comparable, system-wide and timely data on VET systems and students; the limited research on VET systems and the apparent lower status of VET for researchers and indeed for families seeking educational opportunities; the conjunction of withdrawal of funding for higher education in developed countries with the need for rapid training of technical and vocational workers in developing nations. Finally, authors in this volume consider the hegemonic aspects of English as the preferred language of training across many countries. The chapter also highlights the need for further research on the practices, trends, tensions and innovation in international VET and on the motivations of the students who undertake it and the teachers who provide the training.
ISBN 9783319478579
ISSN 1871-3041
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-47859-3
Field of Research 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Grant ID DE140101473
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