Fostering Talents in Vocational Training: Current strategies in Germany

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dc.contributor.authorBals, T.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:27:10Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:27:10Z-
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.issn13598139
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/15315-
dc.description.abstractThis article presents an overview of the status and organisation of vocational education in Germany in general, and discusses a pioneering effort of providing for the vocationally gifted in particular. The basis for this presentation is personal observation and research, particularly in the light of a major multidisciplinary research project, launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Science, aimed at evaluating recent efforts to promote vocational giftedness and to suggest a workable understanding of the theoretical construct. The effort of focusing vocational giftedness is still in its infancy, but results so far are promising and bode well for the future.
dc.description.sponsorshipA few larger companies offer bonuses or scholarships to apprentices who show particular promise or send them to further vocational training courses (Gruber, 1987). Another example is the Charitable Foundation for Fostering Talents of the German Agriculture Registered Association, which is supported by the Federal Secretary of Nourishment, Agriculture and Forestry, and is active mainly in the area of further vocational education. This foundation offers aid for seminars on agricultural policy or social-economic topics. The prerequisites for benefiting from the foundation are at least a good-standing examination result, master examination (Meister) or having graduated from an agricultural college. Regarding handicrafts there are the different chambers, which are very active in fostering talented young people—especially by giving awards to examinees with excellent achievements. The chambers are also involved in offering 1-week courses for further education, or supporting practical competitions such as the Vocational Olympics. This inter-
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing Company
dc.relation.ispartofHigh Ability Studies
dc.titleFostering Talents in Vocational Training: Current strategies in Germany
dc.typereview
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1359813990100108
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-0347594258
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0347594258&doi=10.1080%2f1359813990100108&partnerID=40&md5=3efb0bd524fc0d72bc7cbca7f57a1224
dc.description.volume10
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.startpage97
dc.description.endpage105
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationHigh Abil. Stud.
crisitem.author.netidBaTh160-
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