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Vocational Education and Training and Intervention and Regulation Policies in Argentina

Riquelme, Graciela Clotilde; Herger, Natalia; Sassera, Jorgelina Silvia

Nägele, Christof; Stalder, Barbara E.; Weich, Miriam

This paper purpose is exploring a possible answer to the question "How is configured the link between technical and vocational education and training and productive demands according to territorial location?" The theoretical approach is built on the recognition of: multiple social and educational demands; education and vocational training diversification and differentiation; the territory considered from economic and educational regionalization processes held in regions, provinces and local spaces of the country; education planning strategies and education and vocational training mechanisms and regulation bodies. The study also carried out a series of selected cases throughout the country considering different regions, provinces and localities.

The cases analysis made it possible to account for the diversity of actors and instances that directly and indirectly intervene in the relationship between sectors and demands from the world of production and technical and vocational education institutions in different provinces. The relationships and links collected, respond to different objectives and present different scopes in terms of the demands they respond to, the sectors and productive branches and territorial areas in which they are developed.

These works allow us to review links between education and vocational training in Latin American countries or in those nations with lower development levels. The purpose could be to make a contrast with the reality of European countries and the existing responses in different countries. This comparative perspective can be complemented with a review of responses and attention types derived from the economic and productive heterogeneity, size and types of companies. For example, the scope of these experiences in small and medium-sized companies, cooperatives and other types of organizations; as well as to verify the functioning among excluded population from production and employment in Europe.

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