Buchbeitrag in National VET Research Report Austria
The key findings of this present overview are, first of all, that the governance problems in the Austrian education system need to be seen as part of more general governance problems, due to fact that the legal and constitutional provisions are written in a particularly dense and detailed manner. All previous attempts to rectify this situation have to date not been crowned with success. A second finding is that both the Austrian education system and the VET system are regulated and managed by several different governance systems that act partly in parallel but also partly overlap, with no overall control existing. A predominant research issue is the Fachhochschule sector, which has been explicitly conceived and established as a new “outcomeoriented” governance system.
Although the term “governance” has only been used in recent years and is to date by no means very widespread, research projects have been carried out on many facets that deal with the key questions
related to this subject. Most research projects on the school sector are from a pedagogical and educational science perspective; the social partnership - which is pivotal for apprenticeship training - has been studied from the political science perspective; within the framework of social scientific research on education there are some studies on a series of special aspects, e.g. PISA survey results in the light of the governance system, quality assurance and governance, governance of the LLL strategy, anticipation as a governance problem.
Lassnigg, Lorenz (2009), Governance of the VET System, in: Luomi-Messerer, Karin; Vogtenhuber, Stefan (eds.), National VET Research Report Austria, Vienna, pp. 41-56.