This edited book addresses a range of aspects of internationalization in vocational education and training (VET) in different countries. It considers the impact of internationalization and student mobility on VET at the sectoral, institutional and individual levels as the sector emerges as a key tool for social and structural change in developing nations and as a flexible and entrepreneurial means of growth in developed nations. The book explores not only the effects of the neo-liberal market principle underpinning VET practices and reforms, but importantly considers internationalization as a powerful force for change in vocational education and training. As the first volume in the world that examines internationalization practices in VET, the book provides VET and international education policymakers, practitioners, researchers and educators with both conceptual knowledge and practical insights into the implementation of internationalization in VET.
Table of Contents
1 Internationalization in VET: An Overview.- Part 1. Internationalization and its Impact on VET.- 2 The U.S. community college after globalization.- 3 International student mobility and its impact on the Australian private VET sector.- 4 Internationalization in European VET.- 5 Teacher professional development under the impact of internationalization in VET.- 6 International students and further education colleges in England: The context, policy tensions, and some aspects of practice.- Part 2. VET Transfer and Appropriation.- 7 Management of knowledge in international VET: Diversity of practice from Laos, Kuwait and China.- 8 Adapting international influences and retaining 'Vietnamese character' in VET in Vietnam.- 9 Australian VET in China - what has changed?.- 10 Korea's Vocational Education Training sector in a globalized world: Current practices and future plans.- 11 Policy lender and borrower at once: Korea's developments in the VET sector and its new pathway to apprenticeship.- Part 3. Extending the VET Boundaries.- 12 Internationalization in Senior Secondary Vocational Education in the Netherlands.- 13 English instruction at community colleges: The language bridge to the U.S..- Part 4. Conclusion.- 14 Internationalization with VET character: Key emerging issues.