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Status and Development of VET in Latin-America and Subsahara-Africa

Vossiek, Janis

Marhuenda-Fluixá, Fernando; Chisvert-Tarazona, María José

The findings of this research brief are based on two fieldwork trips that were undertaken in the context of the funding initiative “Internationalisation of VET” of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In 2017 and 2018, we explored the status and development of VET in five Latin-American countries (Costa-Rica, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil) and five countries in Subsahara-Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Kenia, Botswana and Namibia). The findings of this paper are based on a large number of expert interviews, on-sight visits in training institutions and document analysis and provide insights into five central dimensions of VET (social partner cooperation in VET, learning in the process of work, acceptance of national standards, qualified teachers and trainers, and institutionalized VET research and consultancy) in the respective countries.

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