BWP 3/2016

Educational and occupational histories

Coverbild: BWP 3/2016

Individual educational histories make it visible just how permeable the educational system actually is. Such histories do not always progress in a straight line. Transitional phases which call for new alignments or reorientation are a particular focus of attention. This issue of BWP investigates the question of how individual, institutional and structural conditions leave their mark on educational and occupational biographies. It covers the whole of the lifespan from school learning to the continuing vocational training of older employees. Findings from research and educational practice are presented for this purpose.


Vocational education and training in figures

Regina Dionisius; Amelie Illiger

Second chance school qualifications in the transitional sector - what role is played by the available measures?

Special Focus

Karin Büchter

"Doing biography" in vocational education and training - objectives and paradoxes

Annalisa Schnitzler; Mona Granato

Starting dual training or continuing to attend school?

Educational preferences of Year 9 pupils and how these change

Entry via indirect routes

An interview with Nicole von dem Bach, trainee at BIBB

Barbara Hemkes; Kim-Maureen Wiesner

Higher education doubters and their view of vocational education and training

Results of a student survey

Annette Fischer; Marc Thielen

Entry after dropping out

JOBSTARTERplus project "NewStart" supports higher education drop-outs in making the transition to vocational education and training

Silvia Annen; Michael Tiemann

Reaching the goal via various educational pathways?

Analysis of career histories and options in commercial fields of activity

Achieving a work-life balance

Interview with Melanie Bangert, certified senior clerk for healthcare and social services

Angelika Böttcher; Bärbel Okatz

Re-entry to the labour market following a break in employment for family reasons - a challenge for female occupational biographies

Approaches towards providing individual support and improving general structural conditions

Crisis as an opportunity

Interview with Kerstin Müller after retraining as an industrial clerk

Bernhard Schmidt-Hertha; Margaretha Müller

Significance of caesuras in educational biographies for the continuing training participation of older workers

Dieter Doetsch

"Azubi 50+"

A training programme offered by the ING-DiBa Bank

Other Themes

Anika Jansen; Steffen Horn; Thi Hoang Nguyen Nguyen

Costs and benefits of company-based training in Vietnam

Chances and limitations of applying the BIBB cost-benefit model

Monika Bethscheider; Karin Wullenweber

German as a second language and multilingualism of trainees

Impetuses for the encouragement of a language-sensitive attitude by trainers

Hendrik Biebeler; Markus Körbel; Sarah Pierenkemper

Recruitment of international nursing staff - professional recognition or training in Germany


Christian Hopmann; Leo Wolters; Benjamin Grümer

Additional qualification for trainees in the plastics and rubber processing industry

Experiences with a blended learning concept

The Board of BIBB

Gunther Spillner

Report on the Board Meeting 1/2016 held in Bonn on 10 March 2016