4 April 2024

Vocational Turn in Eastern Europe

In the current issue of the journal berufsbildung, Jörg Markowitsch writes about the development of vocational education and training in Eastern Europe since the fall of the Iron Curtain.

The current issue of berufs­bil­dung — Zeitschrift für Theorie-Praxis-Dialog is dedicated to Ukraine. In addition to a series of articles dealing with various aspects of the inte­gra­ti­on of refugees from Ukraine in Germany and the role of voca­tio­nal education and training (VET) in this process, intro­duc­to­ry articles provide an insight into VET in Ukraine and the Central and Eastern European context. These include Jörg Markowitsch’s con­tri­bu­ti­on “The East of the West: Vocational education and training in Eastern Europe since the fall of the Iron Curtain.” As a result, the field of VET in Central and Eastern European countries is extremely dynamic and diverse — something that is often over­loo­ked by com­pa­ra­ti­ve research. As a result of demo­gra­phic changes and incre­a­sing skills shortages, there has been a renewed upswing in VET in recent years (“voca­tio­nal turn”). Facets of the topic have also been analysed in the anthology “Skill formation in Central and Eastern Europe. A search for patterns and direc­tions of deve­lo­p­ment” (2022).

Jörg Markowitsch (2024): Der Osten des Westens: Berufliche Bildung in Osteuropa seit dem Fall des Eisernen Vorhangs. In: berufs­bil­dung. Zeitschrift für Theorie-Praxis-Dialog, Heft 201, 1/2024.


Contact: Jörg Markowitsch

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