Course code Peda3027

Credit points 2

Labour Market and Vocational Education

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation20.04.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Education and Home Economics

Course developer

author Izglītības un mājsaimniecības institūts

Līga Damberga

Mg. paed.

Course abstract

The main concepts of the demand and supply in the labour market are being thought in the program relevant to vocational education. Unemployment as a socioeconomical and psychological problem, labour market structure and their characteristics, the working relationship-building aspects of the private and public sectors, population structure of economic activity and changes - number of employees, the employment rate, employment levels, job-seekers (the unemployed), the unemployment rate, economically inactive population (housewives, students, pensioners, disabled people). Latvia employment policy.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge of factors influencing labour market, its development trends in Latvia and in Europe, knowledge of necessary skills and professional training. Skill to use knowledge for individual work, to perform analytical research of the labour market. Competence: Able to critically evaluate political documents and labour market current issues, to perform ongoing assessment of labour market trends and to integrate fresh assessments in her/his professional occupation.

Compulsory reading

1. Gods U. Mikroekonomika. Rīga: Turība, 2008., 430 lpp.
2. Vocational education :international approaches, developments and systems (2007) /ed. by Linda Clarke and Christopher Winch London; New York: Routledge, 214 p. Nav LLU FB. Ir Rīgā LNB
3. Lanka A. Pedagoģiskais process. Arodpedagoģijas elementi: Mācību līdzeklis. Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte Humanitārais institūts, 2003., 98 lpp.
4. Laužacks R. Profesionālās izglītības satura reforma: didaktiskās iezīmes. Rīga: RaKa, 1999., 107 lpp.

Further reading

1. ES nodarbinātības politikas pamatnostādnes 2010. – 2020. gadam. http://www.lm.gov.lv/upload/darba_tirgus/darba_tirgus/es_2010_2020_pamat.pdf
2. Labklājības ministrijas Darba tirgus pētījumi. http://www.lm.gov.lv/text/674
3. Ziņojumi par Latvijas tautsaimniecības attīstību, (ikgadējie izdevumi). Rīga: LR Ekonomikas ministrija http://www.em.gov.lv/em/2nd/?cat=30353

Periodicals and other sources

1. Dienas Bizness: nedēļas laikraksts: Latvijas biznesa avīze. Rīga: Diena: Dagens Industri, 2005-. ISSN 1407-2041
2. Kapitāls : žurnāls lietišķiem cilvēkiem : krāsains biznesa un ekonomikas žurnāls. Rīga : Lietišķās informācijas dienests, 1998-. ISSN 1407-2505.
3. Latvijas Ekonomists Rīga: Mamuts, 2005-. ISSN 1025-8922.