Article i 'Tidsskrift for arbejdsliv' no. 1 2004, page 49-63.
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Learning potentials in school and at work

Ida Juul

The article describes the Danish vocational training system as being influenced by two different logics as it consists of both education in school and training at work. In school, the main purpose is education and the governing forces are political. At work, the main purpose is the production of goods and services, and here the market forces govern. From a workplace perspective, the implications are that the organization of training will have to compromise between the general claims of the production and concern for the student. These circumstances are widely accepted by the students, who generally prefer training at the workplace to education at school as they prefer the role of colleague to that of student. However, the students do not accept training as an equivalent of work. They expect their training to be planned to a certain extent, their colleagues are willing to instruct them and the work that they are performing to have potential for learning. The article concludes that it is not always easy to combine the role as a colleague with that of the student.

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