The integration of general and vocational education is a perennial problem in education. Many educational thinkers have been caught by the question and came to the conclusion that the demarcation line between ‘Bildung’ (liberal education) and ‘Ausbildung’ (training) should pass away. When work is such a big part of human life, why should preparation for work not be part of general education? It seems that in recent years the pressure on both parts of the educational system to integrate, is rising and will lead to a rethinking of preparation for life for young people and will have consequences not only for secondary, but also for primary and for further and higher education (Lasonen, 1996).
|Title of host publication||Key Qualifications in Work and Education|
|Editors||Wim J. Nijhof, Jan N. Streumer|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Publisher||Kluwer Academic Press|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|