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Location: Room 4
Date: Thursday, 03/Feb/2022
1:00pm - 2:30pmPoster Session 4D
Location: Room 4
Session Chair: Sonja ENGELAGE
4:15pm - 5:45pmSymposium 4: The future of vocational training in the 1950s and 1970s
Location: Room 4
Session Chair: Lorenzo BONOLI
Session Chair: Philipp GONON

Discussant: Philipp GONON

In the years after the Second World War, several European countries reformed their vocational training systems by adopting measures and making choices that have marked the field to this day. Our symposium raises the question of the "future of vocational training" in this period in three European countries. In other words, what were the representations of the future of society and VET in the years 1950-1970 in Switzerland, Germany and France and to what extent did these representations shape the development of VET in the three countries considered here?

The 1950s and 1970s were years marked by an economic boom, a significant development of automation, a gradual expansion of the service sector, an acceleration in the pace of technical innovation, and major changes in social relations both in schools, with the democratisation of education, and in society, with the ‘68 . These events will have a profound influence on the future of society in general and vocational training in particular, which will be called upon to improve its quality, to review the content of its teaching, to integrate a greater number of young people and to ensure better conditions of equal opportunities.

Our symposium will allow us to examine how these events have influenced the debate in France, Germany and Switzerland and what concrete traces they have left to this day.


Date: Friday, 04/Feb/2022
10:30am - 12:00pmPaper Session 6D: International VET systems
Location: Room 4
Session Chair: Lorenzo BONOLI