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German (Reference Point for) Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training

The reference point shall network actors and institutions in vocational education and training in Germany, play an active role in mediating between the national and the European level and deliver comprehensive information regarding quality assurance.

Project description

DEQA-VET is the German Reference Point for Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training, one of the nodes in the European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training, EQAVET. Given the context of implementing a common reference framework for quality assurance in vocational education and training in EUROPE, EQAVET targets the further development and improvement of quality assurance systems of individual vocational education and training systems in Europe. DEQA-VET shall network actors and institutions in vocational education and training in Germany, play an active role in mediating between the national and the European level and deliver comprehensive information regarding current debates, recent developments and initiatives aiming toward quality assurance in the area of vocational education and training in Germany.

A web portal will be designed for this purpose, which will focus on serving the national stakeholders (actors in vocational education and training, administrators at the national and federal state level, social partners, vocational education and training schools, educational institutions as well as companies providing vocational training) as an information platform regarding quality assurance in VET on the one hand. On the other hand, the platform is targeted at demonstrating the advantages of developing measures for assuring the quality of vocational education and training at a national and a European level. Beyond informing about the current state of quality measures inGermany, the platform will also document research activities in the field of quality development. Hence, communication processes shall be promoted, particularly between educational practitioners, educational researchers, and educational policy-makers. Moreover, the interested public in Europe will be given an opportunity for gaining a quick overview of quality in vocational education and training in Germany.

The internet portal of the reference point is targeted by means of a networking cooperation with the German Education Server (Eduserver). Existing data sources, mainly from the Eduserver and the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will be presented in a thematically focused setting, targeting initial training, further and continuing education.

Funding

The reference point acts by remit from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): It is located at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB). The office of the German Education Server is a participating partner of the BIBB and the BMBF in terms of editing the internet portal.

Project management

Axel Kühnlenz

Project team

Project details

State:
Current projects
Duration:
9/2009 - 12/2016
Funding:
External funding
Department: Information Center for Education
Contact: Michaela Achenbach
last modified Sep 21, 2016