IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/kof/wpskof/18-441.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Getting there from here: A literature review of VET reform implementation

Author

Abstract

Despite huge incidence of vocational education and training (VET) reforms, we know more about good VET systems than how to implement them. In this review, we develop a determinant framework for VET implementation that combines theories and frameworks related to policy and general education reform, plus VET theory and the few existing VET implementation frameworks. We review 1,835 sources on VET reform implementation and code 177 for 1,538 framework-item mentions. Key success factors are employer, intermediary, and educator involvement; human, financial, and research resources; cooperation and coordination; clear strategy with political will and context fit; and accountability. There is a bias towards Europe, though it does not drive results. The sample equally represents developed and developing countries. Future research should test our framework, examine item interactions, and develop theory. VET reform implementation is distinct from general education reform implementation, and its evidence base is bigger than expected but less systematic than it should be.

Suggested Citation

  • Katherine Caves & Severin Baumann, 2018. "Getting there from here: A literature review of VET reform implementation," KOF Working papers 18-441, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.
  • Handle: RePEc:kof:wpskof:18-441
    DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000257741
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000257741
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: https://libkey.io/10.3929/ethz-b-000257741?utm_source=ideas
    LibKey link: if access is restricted and if your library uses this service, LibKey will redirect you to where you can use your library subscription to access this item
    ---><---

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Thomas Bolli & Maria Esther Egg & Ladina Rageth, 2017. "Meet the need – The role of vocational education and training for the youth labour market," KOF Working papers 17-429, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.
    2. Thomas Bolli & Ursula Renold, 2017. "Comparative advantages of school and workplace environment in skill acquisition: Empirical evidence from a survey among professional tertiary education and training students in Switzerland," Evidence-based HRM: A Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 5(1), pages 6-29, April.
    3. Werner Eichhorst & Núria Rodríguez-Planas & Ricarda Schmidl & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2015. "A Road Map to Vocational Education and Training in Industrialized Countries," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 68(2), pages 314-337, March.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Most related items

    These are the items that most often cite the same works as this one and are cited by the same works as this one.
    1. Esther Mirjam Girsberger & Miriam Rinawi & Matthias Krapf, 2018. "Wages and employment: The role of occupational skills," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0153, University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW).
    2. Violetta Luzie Neusuess, 2020. "An Investigation of the Factors Influencing UAE Nationals to undertake Technical and Vocational Education," Technium Social Sciences Journal, Technium Science, vol. 9(1), pages 95-113, July.
    3. Denis Anne & Julie Le Gallo & Yannick L’Horty, 2020. "Faciliter la mobilité quotidienne des jeunes éloignés de l’emploi : une évaluation expérimentale," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 130(4), pages 519-544.
    4. A. Fiszbein & C. Cosentino & B. Cumsille, "undated". "The Skills Development Challenge in Latin America: Diagnosing the Problems and Identifying Public Policy Solutions," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 6e445252b5614db2be1d4bc3f, Mathematica Policy Research.
    5. Leslie S. Stratton & Nabanita Datta Gupta & David Reimer & Anders Holm, 2017. "Modeling Enrollment in and Completion of Vocational Education: The Role of Cognitive and Non-cognitive Skills by Program Type," University of Western Ontario, Centre for Human Capital and Productivity (CHCP) Working Papers 20172, University of Western Ontario, Centre for Human Capital and Productivity (CHCP).
    6. Eichhorst, Werner & Rinne, Ulf, 2016. "Promoting Youth Employment in Europe: Evidence-based Policy Lessons," IZA Policy Papers 119, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
    7. Huzeyfe Torun & Semih Tumen, 2019. "Do vocational high school graduates have better employment outcomes than general high school graduates?," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 40(8), pages 1364-1388, November.
    8. Kishor Sharma & Edward Oczkowski & John Hicks, 2017. "Skill Shortages in Regional New South Wales: The Case of the Riverina," Economic Papers, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 36(1), pages 3-16, March.
    9. Ruggero Cefalo & Rosario Scandurra & Yuri Kazepov, 2020. "Youth Labor Market Integration in European Regions," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 12(9), pages 1-18, May.
    10. d'Agostino, Giorgio & Raitano, Michele & Scarlato, Margherita, 2019. "Job mobility and heterogeneous returns to apprenticeship training in Italy," MPRA Paper 92261, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    11. Werner Eichhorst, 2017. "Labor Market Institutions and the Future of Work: Good Jobs for All?," Working Papers id:11689, eSocialSciences.
    12. Asghar Ali & Iqbal Ahmad & M. Anees-ul-Husnain Shah, 2017. "Exploring Factors Influencing Employability ofVocational Training Graduates in Pakistan:A Factor Analysis," Global Regional Review, Humanity Only, vol. 2(1), pages 389-404, June.
    13. Pastore, Francesco, 2018. "New Education Models for the Future of Work Force," GLO Discussion Paper Series 267, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
    14. Francesco Pastore, 2017. "Getting It Right: Youth Employment Policy within the EU," CESifo Forum, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 18(02), pages 26-33, July.
    15. Marco Caliendo & Ricarda Schmidl, 2016. "Youth unemployment and active labor market policies in Europe," IZA Journal of Labor Policy, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 5(1), pages 1-30, December.
    16. Dai, Li & Martins, Pedro S., 2020. "Does vocational education pay off in China? Instrumental-variable quantile-regression evidence," GLO Discussion Paper Series 495, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
    17. Thomas Bolli & Katherine Caves & Maria Esther Oswald-Egg, 2019. "Valuable experience: How internships affect university graduates’ income," KOF Working papers 19-459, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.
    18. Daniel Kreisman & Kevin Stange, 2020. "Vocational and Career Tech Education in American High Schools: The Value of Depth Over Breadth," Education Finance and Policy, MIT Press, vol. 15(1), pages 11-44, Winter.
    19. Corseuil, Carlos Henrique & Foguel, Miguel N. & Gonzaga, Gustavo, 2019. "Apprenticeship as a stepping stone to better jobs: Evidence from Brazilian matched employer-employee data," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 177-194.
    20. Pastore, Francesco, 2018. "New Education Models for the Workforce of the Future," IZA Policy Papers 143, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:kof:wpskof:18-441. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: . General contact details of provider: https://edirc.repec.org/data/koethch.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a bibliographic reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (email available below). General contact details of provider: https://edirc.repec.org/data/koethch.html .

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.