Process for the development of qualification standards in France and in Germany – a comparative analysis

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Franco-German comparative study on modalities of VET contents definition, modes of governance, role of the “professionals”.

The project consists of two parts:

  1. Inventory in both countries

France: Development of vocational standards in initial vocational training: Situation before the reform and after the reform

  • CPC and eventually other commissions in charge of the design or recognition of qualifications: role, composition, function
  • Evolution of CPCs (and these other commissions) through the different texts that govern them
  • Role of "professionals"

 

Germany: Development of vocational standards in initial vocational training

  • Training areas of the "dual system"
  • Full-time school education
  • The training of the care professions after the reform of 1.1.2020

 

  1. Comparative analysis

The aim is to select an (one or two) occupational field that is undergoing a process of modernization in both countries. The focus is on the following questions:

  • Which groups of actors are involved overall?
  • Which function do they have and actually hold in the entire process?
  • If possible: what is the profile of the actors, in particular those who formulate the contents
  • Structural differences (or sometimes similarities) in both countries regarding the role and profile of the stakeholders involved
  • …and also the shape and content of currricula and standards

 

Methods:
-Document analysis
-Observations
-Interviews

 

Project goals until April 2020:
- Theoritical Approach
- Procedures for the development of standards in both countries in the form of posters (first drafts)
- Proposal for alternatives if it is not possible to find a common field of investigation
- Work plan for 2020 and 2021

Further reading: Bibb-Céreq meeting - October 15-16, 2019

 

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Process for the development of qualification standards in France and in Germany – a comparative analysis, https://www.cereq.fr/en/cereq-scientific-activities-ongoing-projects/process-development-qualification-standards-france-and