Conference paper Open Access
Aiming to increase the visibility and impact of VET research within the research community and towards different stakeholders, VETNET has successfully started to publish a series of proceedings at ECER 2018, which is available online and as a printed version. The 2019 edition is the second volume on Trends in vocational education and training research. It includes more than 50 papers that illustrate and discuss planned, ongoing and finalised research, undertaken by early career to experienced researchers from Europe and overseas. It links up to other VETNET publications, such as the proceedings of the Crossing Boundaries conference in Valencia (edited by Fernando Marhuenda and María José Chisvert-Tarazon) and its predecessors in Rostock and Bremen, as well as the publications series Emergent Issues in Research on Vocational Education and Training from the Stockholm International conference (edited by Lázaro Moreno Herrera and Marianne Teräs).
VETNET is a network of researchers interested in exploring societal, policy, governance, organisational, institutional and individual factors that shape and explain vocational education, learning and training across the lifespan. It is an open network, which welcomes members and contributions from all over the world. With its publications VETNET aims to foster knowledge sharing and mutual learning among researchers and between research, practice and policy. The publications help to keep up with current projects and emerging topics in VET, encourage discussion and cooperation and support the establishment of a European landscape of VET research.
Papers included in the 2019 VETNET proceedings are based on double-blind peer-reviewed abstracts that were accepted for presentation at the European Conference on Educational Research ECER in Hamburg.
We thank the Bern University of Teacher Education for the financial support. A special thanks goes to Sabine Lehmann for her great support in checking all the references and preparing the online version of the book.
VETNET builds on the expertise and the commitment of its members – we appreciate their valuable contribution to the proceedings and other VETNET activities.
Hamburg, 2 September 2019
Professor Dr Barbara E. Stalder
Bern University of Teacher Education
Dr Christof Nägele
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, School of Education
Chair and Link Convenors of VETNET