Article | European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults | Core activities and career pathways of independent trainers-consultants in France

Title:
Core activities and career pathways of independent trainers-consultants in France
Author:
Laurence Bonnafous: University of F-Rouen, France Thierry Ardouin: University of F-Rouen, France Patrick Gravé: University of F-Le Havre, France
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9062
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Year:
2015
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
Pages:
175-190
No. of pages:
16
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2015-10-06


This paper presents some of the key findings from a 2013 survey achieved with a representative sample of 101 independent trainers-consultants, members of a French trade union. These results highlight more particularly their socio-demographic characteristics, their core activities and four main career pathways identified. This survey was part of a two years action research, conducted in a partnership between this professional trade union and university laboratories in the field of adult education. The aim was to improve the understanding of this specific professional group, of its ongoing professionalization process and its visibility as one of the actors of the continuing education and vocational training (CVET) system in France.

Keywords: Independent trainer-consultant; career-paths; professionalization; continuing education and vocational training

Volume 6, Issue: 2, Article 6, 2015

Author:
Laurence Bonnafous, Thierry Ardouin, Patrick Gravé
Title:
Core activities and career pathways of independent trainers-consultants in France:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9062
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  • Volume 6, Issue: 2, Article 6, 2015

    Author:
    Laurence Bonnafous, Thierry Ardouin, Patrick Gravé
    Title:
    Core activities and career pathways of independent trainers-consultants in France:
    DOI:
    10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9062
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