Vocational Dual Education System: comparison between the German model and the new Spanish vocational training

Laura Rego Agraso, Eva M. Barreira Cerqueiras, Antonio F. Rial Sánchez


The German dual system of vocational training has been object of transfer in some countries all over the world, among them Spain. Indeed, in this article we try to clarify the key elements in the adapting process of this Dual System to our country, analyzing its chances of success. To do this, we contribute a descriptive study of the main elements of the German Dual System. Then, the focus will be in the changes in our country, from the LOMCE project to the legislation governing apprenticeship and training. As a kind of discussion, we pretend to clarify how cultural and organizational elements of the production system have a strongly influence in the chances of success on the Vocational Training reform policy initiatives. Finally, we completed a series of proposals for action that would contribute to the employment and an increase in the qualification among Spanish young people.


Vocational Training; Education and Work; Educational Legislation; Comparative Education

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5944/reec.25.2015.14788


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