Qualification and social inclusion in upper secondary VET - Longitudinal studies on gendered education and marginalized groups

Prosjektperiode: 02/01/2012 - 30/04/2016

Institusjon: Norsk institutt for forskning om oppvekst, velferd og aldring

Prosjektleder: Kristinn Hegna

Program: Norsk utd.forskn.2009-2018


The Norwegian vocational education and training (VET) system is characterized by a relatively high drop out rate. In official education policies VET aims at building high quality competence and serving social inclusion objectives simultaneously; two goals in possible conflict. The main objective of the proposed project is to generate knowledge about factors of importance for attainment in and completion of upper secondary VET among student groups with a potential risk of non-completion or drop out. This w ill be achieved by the implementation of four projects; A. Factors of importance for attainment, completion and qualification in groups of students in VET with a potential risk of non-completion or drop out. B-1. Gender segregated VET in an international comparative context. B-2. Processes of 'success' in gender segregated VET study programmes. C. VET students that receive or have received child welfare measures - aspirations, transition and completion. The sub projects will complement and inform each ot her methodologically, theoretically and substantially. At the centre of the project are two excellent longitudinal data sets on young people's educational transitions; a three wave longitudinal survey data set of young people's educational transitions in secondary education (LUNO) and a longitudinal register data set on youth in child welfare (LCW). These data sets will be expanded with educational register data (NUDB) and LUNO will be used as a recruitment base for educational life story interviews of yo uth in gender segregated VET. The proposed project will be hosted by NOVA, and is a cooperation between Group for youth research and Group for children and child welfare research. It will be carried out in collaboration with an international comparative project on youth in gender segregated VET based on the Swiss longitudinal study (TREE) at the University of Basel, Switzerland. An international advisory group will be appointed.