Traditionally, vocational education has played an inferior role compared to general and higher education. At the same time, reforms are taking place in many countries to upgrade vocational education and training (VET). These reforms, however, have very different starting conditions, with regard to the status of vocational education and the structural characteristics of the educational system more generally. In the first issue of this new journal, we take up very fundamental questions of internationally oriented VET research, such as: What is understood by vocational education in different countries? How is it justified as part of the education system?

Published: 2024-05-13