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Protsch, Paula – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Employers' recruitment behaviour in entry labour markets is central for young people's transitions from school to work. Whereas previous research has focused on the effects of specific applicant characteristics, I concentrate on how organisational characteristics, namely organisation size and private or public sector affiliation, relate to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Decision Making, Institutional Characteristics, Recruitment
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Evans, Claire; Stroud, Dean – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
An important driver of change in work, employment and skills is European Union policy aims of sustainable economic growth and the cultivation of a green economy. Part of the latter--which is supported by increasing environmental regulation--focuses on the development of a "green skills agenda," which involves the "greening" of…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Economic Progress
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Protsch, Paula; Solga, Heike – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
Germany is widely known for its vocational education and training (VET) system and its dual apprenticeship system in particular. What is often overlooked, however, is the vertical stratification within the German VET system. This is the focus of this study. Our analysis shows that the VET system, like the German school system, is highly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Social Stratification, Apprenticeships
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Brockmann, Michaela – Journal of Education and Work, 2013
The paper is based on a study of apprentices in retail and motor vehicle maintenance in England and Germany, exploring their perceptions of themselves as learners over time and in particular learning environments. The study combines biographical interviews with participant observation in colleges and workplaces. The paper examines the concept of…
Descriptors: Retailing, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Motor Vehicles
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Mayer, Christine – Journal of Education and Work, 2001
Uses the example of Germany to examine how a center for vocational education and training is created, the effects on national policies, and the basis for determining center-periphery relationships. Concludes that, because vocational education is embedded in sociocultural contexts, transnational transfer of vocational education systems may be…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Apprenticeships, Cultural Context, Developing Nations