Skill Formation : Interdisciplinary and Cross-National Perspectives.

An up-to-date review of theories and research on skill formation in psychology, economics, political science, and sociology.

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Author / Creator: Mayer, Karl Ulrich.
Other Authors / Creators:Solga, Heike.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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505 0 |a Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Contributors -- 1 Skill Formation: Interdisciplinary and Cross-National Perspectives -- Trends and challenges -- Objectives of this book -- Part I: Cross-National Diversity in Skill Formation Regimes: Origins, Changes, and Institutional Variation in Individuals' La… -- Part II: The Economics and Sociology of Skill Formation: Access, Investments, and Returns to Education -- Part III: Individuals' Acquisition of Skills and Competencies: Learning Environments and Measurements of Skills -- Open issues -- Note -- References -- Part II Cross-national diversity in skill formation regimes: Origins, Changes, and Institutional Variation -- 2 Institutions and Collective Actors in the Provision of Training: Historical and Cross-National Comparisons -- Varieties of training systems -- Origins of cross-national differences in training regimes -- Contemporary strains in the german model -- Firm Size and the Cost of Apprenticeship -- The Rising Service Sector -- Eastern Germany -- Conclusions and prospects -- Notes -- References -- 3 When Traditions Change and Virtues Become Obstacles: Skill Formation in Britain and Germany -- Introduction -- Links of the training system: a framework for comparisons -- General Schooling and Further Education and Training -- Vocational Training and Higher Education -- Training and the Labor Market -- Social Stratification Order and Life Courses -- Education and Training -- Britain -- West germany -- School-to-Work Transitions and Early Careers -- Consequences for Employers' and Individuals' Rationales -- Britain -- Germany -- Britain versus germany -- Conclusion and outlook -- Notes -- References -- Part II THE ECONOMICS AND SOCIOLOGY OF SKILL FORMATION: Access, Investments, and Returns to Training -- 4 Why Does the German Apprenticeship System Work? -- Background. 
505 8 |a The Apprenticeship System -- The Cost of Training -- Who Trains? -- The Returns to Training -- Why do firms pay for training? -- Unions -- Background and theory -- Data and results -- Asymmetric Information and Firm-Specific Human Capital -- Background and theory -- Data and results -- Notes -- References -- 5 What Do We Know About Training at Work? -- Who trains? -- Effects of training -- Discussion -- References -- 6 Qualifications and the Returns to Training Across the Life Course -- Sociological perspective on skills and qualifications -- Acquisition of qualifications over the life course -- Inequality in Qualification Acquisition - A General Theoretical Model -- Historical Change and Institutional Variation in Educational Inequality -- Timing of the Acquisition of Qualifications in the Life Course -- Social Inequality in Education and Training Beyond Initial Education -- Why Is There Little Further (Formal) Education and Training During the ActiveWorking Life? -- Cross-Country Variation in Further Education and Training -- Returns to education and training at labor market entry and in further work careers -- Theoretical Background and Core Dimensions of Institutional Variation -- Qualifications and Labor Market Integration of School Leavers: Evidence from Recent Comparative Research -- Commonalities Across Countries -- Variation Among Countries -- Qualifications and Work Careers in Comparative Perspective -- Conclusion -- Occupational Upgrading and New Skill Requirements -- Implications for Skill Formation and Educational Policies -- Open Questions and Further Research -- Notes -- References -- 7 Lack of Training: Employment Opportunities for Low-Skilled Persons from a Sociological and Microeconomic Perspective -- The supply-demand story for the increasing labor market vulnerability of low-skilled persons. 
505 8 |a Shortcomings of the displacement story -- Additional social mechanisms responsible for the increasing labor market vulnerability of low-skilled persons -- International variation in labor market vulnerability of low-skilled persons-empirical insights -- Cross-National Differences: Hypotheses and Indicators -- Findings -- Discussion -- Conclusion: the social embeddedness of labor market vulnerability of low-skilled persons -- Notes -- References -- Appendix -- Part III INDIVIDUALS' ACQUISITION OF SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Learning Environments and Measurements of Skills -- 8 Vocational and Professional Learning: Skill Formation Between Formal and Situated Learning -- Discussion about formal and situated learning -- Formal and situated learning concepts in theories of education -- Definitions of Learning -- Problems of Definitions and Polarization of Concepts -- Formal and Situated Learning During the Acquisition of Expertise: Components of Action Competence in Professional Domains -- A Model of Action Competence -- Academic Knowledge: Individual Cognitive Correlates of Expertise -- Practical Knowledge: Sociocultural Correlates of Expertise -- Integration of individual and sociocultural components of expertise: the role of experience in skill formation -- Perspectives: interaction of formal and situated learning as silver bullet of skill formation for disadvantaged groups -- References -- 9 How to Compare the Performance of VET Systems in Skill Formation -- Impact of international comparisons in vet -- Concept of vet -- Competence and measurement tools in the context of vet -- Identification of Competences on the Basis of Activities -- Identification of Competences on the Basis of Internal Conditions -- Considerations Regarding a Conceptualization of a Coherent Concept of Competence for an International Measurement and Comparison of VET. 
505 8 |a Identification and Assessment of Competences -- Relation Between Competences and Work/Labor Market Behavior -- Institutional and individual conditions for quality in vet -- Problems of Sampling: Vertical and Horizontal Comparability of VET -- Vertical Comparability -- Horizontal Comparability -- First Option: Broad Sample Based on Occupational Tasks -- Second Option: Narrow Sample Based on Widespread and Well-Defined VET Programs -- Outlook: how to measure performance of skill formation within vet-pisa -- Notes -- References -- Index. 
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