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A szakképzés és az európai integráció
Vocational Training and the European Integration

Author(s): Mihály Csákó
Subject(s): Education, Vocational Education, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: vocational training; unification in Europe; Treaty of Rome; Treaty of Maastricht; Copenhagen process; Cedefop; common policy;

Summary/Abstract: The idea of a common policy of vocational training was formulated as early as the Treaty of Rome. Elaboration of a common vocational training policy has been delayed by national interests, which relate to the financing of a common policy: Member States in need of skilled workers were reluctant to cover the costs of entire national vocational training systems. These systems were different in major ways so their being unified was out of question; Member States saw these variations as part of their national culture. Dramatic technological changes in the twentieth century made suitable general education a precondition for vocational training, however – and the European Community had to reconsider its policies. The White Paper of 1995 “Teaching and learning. Towards the knowledge society” gave an interpretation of the changes in and possibilities for the E.U. In 2002, the Copenhagen process opened up a new stage in the history of education policy and vocational training in relation to the E.U.

  • Issue Year: 25/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 3-10
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Hungarian