Internationalization in Vocational Education and Training

Transnational Perspectives

  • Ly Thi Tran
  • Kate Dempsey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Ly Thi Tran, Kate Dempsey
    Pages 1-15
  3. Internationalization and Its Impact on VET

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. John S. Levin, Ariadna I. López-Damián, Marie C. Martin, Michael J. Hoggatt
      Pages 19-40
    3. Kathrin Kaleja, Regina Egetenmeyer
      Pages 63-76
  4. VET Transfer and Appropriation

  5. Extending the VET Boundaries

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Kate Dempsey, Ly Thi Tran
      Pages 245-252
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 253-255

About this book


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. 


Appropriation of ‘western’ models Education export Export of VET programs International education Internationalization of VET Internationalization of higher education Student mobility TVET Teaching and learning in VET

Editors and affiliations

  • Ly Thi Tran
    • 1
  • Kate Dempsey
    • 2
  1. 1.Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia
  2. 2.Independent Education ConsultantMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47857-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47859-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1871-3041
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-221X
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