Rediscovering Apprenticeship

Research Findings of the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP)

  • Erica Smith
  • Felix Rauner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Felix Rauner, Erica Smith
    Pages 1-5
  3. Felix Rauner, Wolfgang Wittig, Ludger Deitmer
    Pages 31-43
  4. Sandra D’Agostino, Elmo De Angelis, Ludger Deitmer
    Pages 59-73
  5. Michaela Brockmann, Linda Clarke, Christopher Winch
    Pages 91-102
  6. Felix Rauner, Lars Heinemann, Dorothea Piening, Rainer Bischoff
    Pages 171-181
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-189

About this book


The rediscovery of the value of apprenticeships has been one of the most significant trends in vocational education in recent years, and has prompted an array of research and development projects in countries around the world. In this volume, the renewed interest in the apprenticeship tradition and the various steps towards the implementation of innovative apprenticeship programmes are analysed and discussed from different perspectives.

Beginning with a number of chapters that describe recent developments in apprenticeship training in different national contexts, the book moves on to analyze the way in which both the quality and profitability of apprenticeship act in concert as the most influential drivers of innovation in this field.

In sum, this book makes an important contribution to the international literature on apprenticeship. It draws together some of the leading researchers in the area, and with its overview of a number of national Vocational Education and Training (VET) projects, provides a body of knowledge on current practices and issues that has previously been lacking in this complex interdisciplinary field. The lessons learned from countries’ experiences, as presented in this book, provide a valuable platform for policy-makers and scholars alike.


INAP Trainer VET apprenticeship vocational education vocational training work-based learning workplace learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Erica Smith
    • 1
  • Felix Rauner
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BallaratBallaratAustralia
  2. 2.Inst. Technik und BildungUniversität BremenBremenGermany

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