Department of Government

New book on vocational education

Michelsen with new book on vocational education in the Nordic Countries.

Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries, The Historical Evolution - Routledge

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Professor Svein Michelsen has, together with Professor Emerita Marja-Leena Stenström from the University of Jyväskylä, edited the book “Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries: The Historical Evolution”. It is the first of two books that disseminate new and systematic knowledge on the strengths and weaknesses of different models of vocational education and training (VET) in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

Each country is examined to reveal the historical evolution of VET at the upper secondary level, including reforms and paths. The book explores what can be learned from the diversity of the VET-systems in the Nordic countries, which otherwise have many similarities and share a common heritage in education policy.

The book is available as an eBook and a Hardback via Routledge.