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By Matthias Pilz (auth.), Matthias Pilz, Susanne Berger, Roy Canning (eds.)

Within obligatory schooling, prevocational schooling is meant essentially to introduce contributors to the realm of labor. This publication considers curriculum layout and pedagogical perform in pre-vocational schooling over the last years of obligatory schooling. The learn makes a speciality of seven eu nations (Scotland, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Portugal) and provides an research of the curriculum because it relates either to knowledge-based advantage in economics and enterprise and to self- and social advantage. It then discusses the variations among the prescribed and the enacted curriculum as pointed out via a next survey of academics. The authors finish with a comparative evaluate of every kingdom case research, mixed with supranational recommendations.

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Each employer, not only in Latvia, expects the potential employee to be open to the process of change, ready to learn, knowledgeable and skilled in languages and use of information technologies, able to work well individually and in a group, to be able to accept the various abilities of people in everyday life and work process. Topics in Languages, Sciences subjects, Economics and Social Sciences provide basic knowledge about work life and the required professional and personal qualities in formation and implementation of a successful career.

In grade eight there is a focus on Economics but in grade nine – on Citizenship Education; therefore, several essential economic and business issues are taught in a short, concentrated and simplified way according to perception of 15 to 16-year olds. For instance, subject standards comprise numerous desires concerning basic issues of Economics: ƒ ƒ Basic principles of economics (E1) and Trade and globalisation in the market (E3). The monetary system (E5). 40 Latvia Less general desires are set for the following issues: ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ Government policies and its influences (E6).

The teachers questioned indicated that there is a limited possibility to organise field study trips during the regular classes because the number of hours per week is limited. The work at school is confined to the timetable. The field study trips can be organised during project weeks; very often they depend on the initiative of the class tutor or project leader to find an enterprise that is willing to meet a group of students. Sometimes one has to rely on responsiveness of students’ parents. ” “It is good that the class tutor takes the class somewhere.

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