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Savelsberg, Harry; Pignata, Silvia; Weckert, Pauline – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Second chance education programs are now a well-established presence in institutions seeking to provide access and equity pathways for socio-economically disadvantaged groups. This paper focusses on the strategies used to support positive engagement in second chance equity programs, drawing upon evaluation research data from four TAFE sponsored…
Descriptors: Barriers, Interviews, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard; Müller, Margaretha – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The adult cohort of the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) provides data from six sets of longitudinal data derived from 11,932 German adults. We used the NEPS data to look at the effects of formal education in adulthood and occupational changes on participation in further vocational education and training in order to gain a better…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biographies, Older Workers, Adult Education
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Friebel, Harry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
This article addresses the change in the transitional process from secondary school general education to gainful employment within the framework of societal modernisation processes in Germany. We analyse the relationship between the options for and restrictions upon individual educational mobility under the conditions imposed by the various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Educational Mobility, Transitional Programs
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Cameron, Roslyn; Miller, Allison – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
The use of ePortfolios for recognition of prior learning (e-RPL) and for professional recognition (e-PR) is slowly gaining in popularity in the VET sector however their use is sporadic across educational sectors, disciplines, educational institutions and professions. Added to this is an array of purposes and types of e-RPL and e-PR models and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Prior Learning, Professional Recognition, Electronic Publishing
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Morris, Michelle – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
Maintaining a healthy work-life relationship is important for the health and wellbeing of individuals and families. This is also true for students studying in vocational education and training (VET) who face increasing pressure to combine study and work. The intersecting commitments of work, life and study create a range of demands for…
Descriptors: Well Being, Vocational Education, Life Satisfaction, Family Work Relationship
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Choy, Sarojni; Billett, Stephen; Kelly, Ann – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
Current tertiary education and training provisions are designed mainly to meet the learning needs of those preparing for entry into employment and specific occupations. Yet, changing work, new work requirements, an ageing workforce and the ongoing need for employability across lengthening working lives make it imperative that this educational…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Industry, Community Services
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Murray, Sara; Mitchell, Jane – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
The vocational education and training sector plays a critical role in the provision of educational opportunities for young adults who have left school prior to completing a qualification. Some research has found that a major factor that supports student re-engagement in formal education is the "adult learning environment" that…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Environment, Educational Opportunities, Adult Learning
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Golding, Barry; Foley, Annette – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
Consistent with the "looking back, moving forward" conference theme, in this paper we undertake a critical, research-based appraisal of the current, arguably neglected state of adult education in Australia in 2010, and proceed to paint a picture of how a different and potentially more positive future might be realised. Firstly, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Community Education, Adult Learning
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Jenkins, Catherine – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
Adult educators have strong beliefs. This will surprise no-one, but where do their beliefs come from, and how do they influence future development of their teaching practice? Drawing on my PhD research, I explore the multi-directional relationship between teaching beliefs and practices, considering the influence of past traditions of adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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Tran, Ly Thi; Nyland, Chris – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
International VET students have divergent, shifting and in some cases multiple purposes for undertaking their VET courses. Students' motives may be instrumental and/or intrinsic and can include obtaining permanent residency, accumulating skills that can secure good employment, gaining a foothold that leads to higher education, and/or personal…
Descriptors: Migration, Vocational Education, International Education, Student Educational Objectives
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Haukka, Sandra – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
Current trends in workforce development indicate the movement of workers within and across occupations to be the norm. In 2009, only one in three vocational education and training (VET) graduates in Australia ended up working in an occupation for which they were trained. This implies that VET enhances the employability of its graduates by…
Descriptors: Nurses, Graduates, Older Adults, Education Work Relationship
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Akbas, Oktay – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
This study analysed how auto repairmen working in micro-enterprises undertake continuing vocational training in relation to cultural context. The study was conducted in Kirikkale, a city in central Anatolia in Turkey. To this end, the descriptive research technique of structured interview was used. Interviews with 33 auto repairmen were recorded…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Printed Materials, Adult Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Broadbent, Robyn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
In 1999, a group of men embarked on a remarkable project that resulted in building a two million dollar youth centre in one of Melbourne's most disadvantaged communities. From the outset, Victoria University (VU) was a keen partner in the project. This project had key synergies with the current experiences of the University--a dual sector higher…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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McKay, Elspeth; Vilela, Cenie – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to outline government online training practice. We searched individual research domains of the human-dimensions of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), information and communications technologies (ICT) and instructional design for evidence of either corporate sector or government training practices. We overlapped these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Golding, Barry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
This paper focuses on what is known internationally from research about some aspects of men's learning. It explores the similar and different factors that shape men's attitudes towards learning in diverse national and cultural contexts. It also identifies some possible parallels (and differences) between the experiences, participation and outcomes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Gender Differences, Student Attitudes
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