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Graf, Lukas; Gardin, Matias – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Luxembourg exhibits strong transnational traits within its skills regime, defying any neat fit with existing educational typologies. It is characterised by its high-skill economy, cross-cultural characteristics, and central location within the European Union. As such, Luxembourg has developed a hybrid strategy of responding to labour market…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Cultural Pluralism
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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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Lloyd, Caroline; Payne, Jonathan – Journal of Education and Work, 2005
Although the current Labour government is committed to developing the UK as a high skills society, there is much confusion as what such a society might look like and from where it might draw its inspiration. Some academic commentators have also expressed the need for a clearer vision of the kind of society to which the UK might choose to head for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Public Policy, Models
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Steedman, Hilary – Journal of Education and Work, 1998
Comparison of training and qualifications in engineering and construction in Germany and Britain showed that National Vocational Qualifications have not improved training activity in Britain. Britain lags behind Germany in production of intermediate engineering skills and craft qualifications in the building trades. (SK)
Descriptors: Construction Industry, Employment Qualifications, Engineering, Foreign Countries