Finland

J.M.R. Beverwijk

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Abstract

With the introduction of the AMKs (Ammattikorkeakoulut) in 1990, the landscape of the Finnish higher education sector has changed immensely. The transformation of the vocational sector started in the 1980s when highly specialised study lines were combined into more comprehensive basic programmes. Despite this effort to broaden the curricula, the structure of vocational education, including the so-called higher vocational education, was considered to be too rigid and inflexible both with regard to individual needs and the demands of the changing world of work. This inflexibility was aggravated by the fact that education in different fields was given in specialised institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFixed and fuzzy boundaries in higher education : a comparative study of (binary) structures in nine countries
EditorsJ. Huisman, F. Kaiser
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherAdviesraad voor het Wetenschaps- en Technologie-beleid
Pages67-74
Number of pages114
ISBN (Print)90 346 3911 8
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series

NameAWT-AS
PublisherAdviesraad voor het Wetenschaps- en Technologiebeleid
Number19
Volume19

Keywords

  • METIS-205448
  • IR-85219

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