Vocational Education Systems in Germany and Turkey: Comparative Analysis

  • Anastasia Y. Pleshakova Ural State Mining University- Russia
Keywords: comparative analysis, context methodology, professional education, dual education system.


Globalization challenges, which affected the geopolitical and economic processes, labor market transformation and education internationalization have shaped the urgency of the problem. The purpose of the article is to compare vocational education systems in Germany and Turkey (using the dual system as an example) in order to identify the possibilities of transferring ideas and practices of the dual education system. A comparative analysis is the leading research method, which uses the context, transfer and forecasting methodology. Description and comparison of the context main elements allow determining the possibilities and conditions of the dual education system transfer. The findings provide an opportunity to identify transfer risks and predict the consequences of borrowing. The research results significance consists in context, transfer, and forecasting substantiating as the comparative analysis elements and applying this methodology to the processes of professional education.


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Author Biography

Anastasia Y. Pleshakova, Ural State Mining University- Russia

Corresponding author. Ph.D. in Education, Ural State Mining University. Associate Professor, Personnel Management Department of ‘Ural State Mining University’, Russian Federation, Yekaterinburg, 30 Kuibyshev Str


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How to Cite
Pleshakova, A. Y. (2019). Vocational Education Systems in Germany and Turkey: Comparative Analysis. Religación. Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 4(22), 286-291. Retrieved from http://revista.religacion.com/index.php/religacion/article/view/581