IJIET 2019 Vol.9(9): 599-606 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2019.9.9.1274

Adapting and Evolving-Learning Place Cooperation in Change: A Comparative Study of the Vocational and Educational Training System in China and Germany

Xing Liu and Lutz Leonard Schuppener

Abstract—China’s and Germany’s economies hold very strong positions in a global context. Why is that so? One important factor of a well-functioning economy is a county’s educational and vocational system, which in the future will have to meet particular challenges. Germany’s dual system of combining practical and theoretical education is widely acknowledged as an example of achieving good results. With China’s Policy of Reform and Openness (1978) the process of international exchange and cooperation in vocational training started to develop. 40 years of international exchange and cooperation produced new forms of learning: The School-Enterprise Cooperation. On this basis, models of learning place cooperation will be discussed and in this paper. Moreover, it will also be discussed how the two systems could benefit from each other. For the comparative study Bereday’s four stage method will be applied.

Index Terms—VET, China, Germany, school-enterprise cooperation, education.

X. Liu is with the Institute for Vocational and Business Education, Didactics of Economics, Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany (e-mail: xing.liu@leuphana.de).
L. L. Schuppener is with the Institute for Management and Organisation, Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany (e-mail: lutz.schuppener@stud.leuphana.de).

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Cite: Xing Liu and Lutz Leonard Schuppener, "Adapting and Evolving-Learning Place Cooperation in Change: A Comparative Study of the Vocational and Educational Training System in China and Germany," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 599-606, 2019.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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