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International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2023, 5(23); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2023.052306.

Comparisons between the Chinese and German Vocational Education Systems (VET) Shaped by Sociocultural and Economic Factors


Zijie Zhang

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Zijie Zhang

The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia


Although international comparisons in education are fraught with danger, conducting comparative research in the field of vocational education research can not only reveal differences in different countries at the level of their respective education systems but also draw from each other’s success in developing vocational education systems (VET) into the sociocultural and economic factors, also overcome obstacles that hinder VET process. This article will examine the characteristics of the vocational education system and training in Germany and China, comparing the similarities and differences in the development of VET in these two countries under the influence of sociocultural and economy, and the challenges faced by these two countries’ VET. Meanwhile, this article employs the theoretical framework provided by Bourdieu's theory to analyze the societal evolution of the German and Chinese VET in society.


Vocational Education Systems (VET); German vocational education systems; Chinese vocational education systems; Sociocultural capital; Economic capital

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Zijie Zhang. Comparisons between the Chinese and German Vocational Education Systems (VET) Shaped by Sociocultural and Economic Factors. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 23: 34-38. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2023.052306.


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