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Ryan, Cathal; Bergin, Michael; Titze, Sylvia; Ruf, Wolfgang; Kunz, Stefan; Wells, John S. G. – European Journal of Education, 2018
The implementation within Europe of a credit system for vocational education and training known as ECVET is a European Commission priority. The potential for permeability between the ECVET and European Credit Transfer and accumulation System (ECTS) was foreseen in the Recommendation to establish ECVET in 2009, while the Bruges Communique of 2010…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Vocational Education, College Credits, College Transfer Students
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Daehlen, Marianne – European Journal of Education, 2017
A vast amount of research is devoted to identifying factors that predict early school leaving. However, there is no simple explanation because the results show that young people leave education prematurely for various reasons, such as their level of school involvement, their background characteristics and different school systems. This article…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Vocational Education, Academic Education, Secondary School Students
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Lorenz, Edward; Lundvall, Bengt-Åke; Kraemer-Mbula, Erika; Rasmussen, Palle – European Journal of Education, 2016
This article uses a multi-level framework to investigate for 17 European nations the links between forms of work organisation and style of employee learning at the workplace on the one hand, and the characteristics of national educational and training systems on the other. The analysis shows that forms of work organisation characterised by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Work Environment, Cognitive Style
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Galvin Arribas, J. Manuel – European Journal of Education, 2016
This article analyses moves towards good multilevel governance approaches in Vocational Education and Training (VET) as an effective way to improve VET policy making in transition and developing countries, focusing on the Southern Neighbourhood of the EU (ENPI South). The centralised approaches in public administration and to VET governance still…
Descriptors: Governance, Vocational Education, Decision Making, Educational Policy
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Brankovic, Nina; Oruc, Nermin – European Journal of Education, 2016
This article analyses the differences between expected and actual wages of VET students and graduates. It uses a survey of VET students enrolled in schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and data about employed VET graduates from the Labour Force Survey. The model of determinants of wages, expected or actual, estimated separately on each dataset,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Labor Market
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Gashi, Ardiana; Mojsoska-Blazevski, Nikica – European Journal of Education, 2016
Students' well-being is crucial for learning motivation and effective learning, for their quality of life and their psychological health later in life. In this regard, this article investigates the factors that affect the well-being of students in secondary vocational schools in Kosovo and Macedonia. It empirically examines determinants of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Vocational Education, Well Being
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Bartlett, Will; Pagliarello, Marina Cino – European Journal of Education, 2016
For the last decade, the Western Balkan countries have sought to modernise their vocational education and training (VET) systems, adapting them to the needs of their emerging market economies. Within the framework of the EU accession process, the policy agenda for VET policies has been strongly influenced by a range of international and domestic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agenda Setting, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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Doolan, Karin; Lukic, Natalija; Bukovic, Nikola – European Journal of Education, 2016
This article engages with the notion that schools embody social class in their structures and practices. We draw on Bourdieu's critical concept of "field" to describe the larger landscape of Croatian secondary schooling: a stratified system whose routes serve, and have served, to reinforce the maintenance of class (under)privilege. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Social Capital, Institutional Characteristics
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Xhumari, Merita; Dibra, Sidita – European Journal of Education, 2016
This article analyses the determinants of access to the VET system in Albania and its impact on the inclusion of young people and vulnerable groups. The VET system often attracts students who have completed the compulsory levels of education with weak academic results. Many come from families with a low level of income and a low education level.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Vocational Education, Barriers
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Mulder, Regina H.; Messmann, Gerhard; König, Christoph – European Journal of Education, 2015
Researchers and policy makers agree that the relation between school and work is an important characteristic of vocational education and training (VET) and needs attention. The relation itself poses several challenges for research to be successful and useful for policy makers. In this article, we outline these challenges and answer the following…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Hooge, Edith – European Journal of Education, 2015
In VET systems, connectivity with the world of work has been on the agenda for many years: for Western and Southern European countries, since the 1980s as a consequence of the 1973 oil crisis, and then for Central and Eastern European countries, since the early 1990s. In the last few decades, awareness has grown that European prosperity depended…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship, Accountability, Governance
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Alegre, Miquel Àngel; Benito, Ricard – European Journal of Education, 2014
This article examines how certain contextual factors explain levels of education attainment and participation amongst youths in 30 European countries, whilst also exploring the scope for action of education policy when dealing with these issues. Through simple OLS regressions, we first evaluate the impact of a group of contextual indicators on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Regression (Statistics), Educational Indicators
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Murray, Philomena; Polesel, John – European Journal of Education, 2013
In the area of education and training, different configurations of government with different institutional structures may produce similar or quite different educational and employment outcomes. Other factors come into play in assessing outcomes. For example, young people's transitions from education to work are shaped by a variety of structural…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Social Systems
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De Witte, Kristof; Nicaise, Ides; Lavrijsen, Jeroen; Van Landeghem, Georges; Lamote, Carl; Van Damme, Jan – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article presents a comparative analysis of the determinants of early school leaving (ESL) at the country level. We decompose ESL rates into two components: a "primary" rate reflecting unqualified school leaving from initial education, and a second component accounting for early school leavers who participate in training programmes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Comparative Analysis, Dropout Rate
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Powell, Justin J. W.; Graf, Lukas; Bernhard, Nadine; Coutrot, Laurence; Kieffer, Annick – European Journal of Education, 2012
In Europe, the Bologna and Copenhagen Processes in higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET) are on the agenda, aiming to create a European educational area. Acknowledging important differences between countries, we compare the evolving relationship between HE and VET. We ask whether and how these two distinct…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Organizational Change, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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