Quality assurance in vocational education and training: A collection of articles

Quality in vocational education and training is an issue that tops the agenda in government conferences and in school meetings. If learning doesn’t lead to satisfactory outcomes, everyone loses: learners, employers and society at large.

Quality in vocational education and training is an issue that tops the agenda in government conferences and in school meetings. If learning doesn’t lead to satisfactory outcomes, everyone loses: learners, employers and society at large. There are new approaches to performance monitoring, measurement of quality or output-based policies. Policy makers, education institutions, administrators and teachers in our partner countries have always been concerned with quality in education and training. However, with so many new developments, we decided to capture the state of the art in the field and stimulate the debate, and we launched a call for articles, which are presented here. We hope to raise awareness about the potential of quality improvement and quality assurance in education and training in our partner countries.