Chapter 4.3 Transferring from Senior to Higher Vocational Education in the Netherlands
Institutional Transformation to Engage a Diverse Student Body
ISBN: 978-0-85724-903-6, eISBN: 978-0-85724-904-3
Publication date: 28 June 2011
In the Netherlands, the route to higher education is not equally accessible for all (ethnic) groups. In this chapter, we focus on the transition from senior vocational education (MBO) to higher vocational education (HBO). Four focus group sessions of professional representatives from both MBO and HBO in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague (a total of 53 people) were held to examine the transfer policy measures and possibilities for improvements. The focus groups showed that most transfer projects are related to students themselves (the academic/utilitarian approach). More projects need to focus on the education itself (the transformative approach). It also is recommended to establish a transfer-infrastructure in each region, both to improve the quality of transfer and to promote study success of all (ethnic) groups.
Severiens, S., Wolff, R. and Zijlstra, W. (2011), "Chapter 4.3 Transferring from Senior to Higher Vocational Education in the Netherlands", Thomas, L. and Tight, M. (Ed.) Institutional Transformation to Engage a Diverse Student Body (International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, Vol. 6), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 147-154. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3628(2011)0000006015
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