Internationalization with VET character: key emerging issues

Dempsey, Kate and Tran, Ly Thi 2017, Internationalization with VET character: key emerging issues. In Tran, Ly Thi and Dempsey, Kate (ed), Internationalization in vocational education and training: transnational perspectives, Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp.245-252, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-47859-3_14.

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Title Internationalization with VET character: key emerging issues
Author(s) Dempsey, Kate
Tran, Ly ThiORCID iD for Tran, Ly Thi
Title of book Internationalization in vocational education and training: transnational perspectives
Editor(s) Tran, Ly ThiORCID iD for Tran, Ly Thi
Dempsey, Kate
Publication date 2017
Series Technical and vocational education and training: issues concerns and prospects
Chapter number 14
Total chapters 14
Start page 245
End page 252
Total pages 8
Publisher Springer International Publishing
Place of Publication Cham, Switzerland
Keyword(s) international education
internationalisation of VET
vocational education and training
staff professional learning
student mobility
international students
appropriation of international VET practices
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 timelydata 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 thestudents who undertake it and the teachers who provide the training.
ISBN 3319478591
ISSN 1871-3041
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-47859-3_14
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Field of Research 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
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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