Work and Education in America

The Art of Integration

  • Antje Barabasch
  • Felix Rauner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Antje Barabasch, Felix Rauner
    Pages 1-14
  3. Carsten Schmidtke
    Pages 53-75
  4. Steve Klein, Kimberly A. Green
    Pages 123-140
  5. Antje Barabasch, Cass Dykeman
    Pages 155-174
  6. Robert I. Lerman, Felix Rauner
    Pages 175-193
  7. Richard L. Lynch, Simone R. Kirpal
    Pages 213-230
  8. James Raymond Stone III
    Pages 231-250
  9. Antje Barabasch, Felix Rauner
    Pages 251-257
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 259-269

About this book


This, the first comprehensive academic volume on vocational education and training (VET) or career and technical education in the United States, features insights into a variety of issues in this field of research. The international reader will find an up-to-date synthesis as well as a critical analysis of the relevant history, philosophy, governance, legislation and organizational structures. The coverage is structured according to the benchmarks applied to, as well as the theoretical discussions around, VET. The topics covered all have a strong contemporary relevance and include education versus qualification, the American community college, the issue of localization versus globalization in governance, vocationalism in higher education, career guidance and career counselling, and apprenticeships in the U.S.


This book supports the assertion of the relevance of career and technical education —both for the individual and the labour market. Scholars, policy makers and practitioners interested in issues of vocational education and training, technical education, and career education will find this collection of critical and reflective discussions very useful in any analysis of the features of  VET approaches taken in America.


American Community College US vocational system VET apprenticeship US apprenticeship un the USA career guidance and technical education community college further education multitier VET technical vocational education and training vocational education United States vocational education and training vocationalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Antje Barabasch
    • 1
  • Felix Rauner
    • 2
  1. 1.CEDEFOPThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.TVET Research Group (I:BB)Universität BremenBremenGermany

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