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Beicht, Ursula; Walden, Günter – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
High educational aspirations are considered to be a crucial factor for educational success and social advancement. As is also the case in many western European countries, migrants in Germany have higher aspirations than non-migrants. Although migrants' average school performance levels are significantly lower, their greater educational aspirations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupational Aspiration, Migrants, Access to Education
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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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Li, Junmin; Pilz, Matthias – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Modularisation of vocational training courses is a major issue across many European countries. Germany has been slow to implement modularisation in its VET system: the prevailing view of modular concepts in the country is one of great scepticism, but there is very little empirical data to inform the debate. This exploratory study focuses on the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Gössling, Bernd – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This article analyses the development of the first national qualifications framework in Germany ("Deutscher Qualifikationsrahmen" or "DQR"). In this case, a qualifications framework, which is supposedly outcome-based, had to be adapted to a highly input-oriented qualification system. This raises the question, how clashing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, National Standards, Governance
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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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Bauer, Johannes; Mulder, Regina H. – Journal of Education and Work, 2013
This article addresses two research questions concerning nurses' engagement in social learning activities after errors at work. Firstly, we investigated how this engagement relates to nurses' interpretations of the error situation and perceptions of a safe team climate. The results indicate that the individual estimation of an error as relevant to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nurses, Research Methodology, Attitudes
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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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Powell, Justin J. W.; Solga, Heike – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
Countries around the world have witnessed educational expansion at all levels, leading to the massification of tertiary education and training. Tertiary education has become a major factor of economic competitiveness in an increasingly science-based global economy and a key response to shifts in national labour markets. Within the EU, the reform…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Heinz, Walter R. – Journal of Education and Work, 2009
Based on the results of transition studies in the UK, Germany, USA and Canada, the virtues of analysing the structural contexts, institutional arrangements and the young peoples' action orientations are presented. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, school and the labour market have become more and more decoupled and transition routes…
Descriptors: Employment, Labor Market, Young Adults, Foreign Countries
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Clarke, Linda; Winch, Christopher – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
With the proposed introduction of a common framework for comparing qualifications within the European Union as a result of the Lisbon Agreement of 2000, the question of commonly agreed transnational concepts of skills and qualifications has become a pressing political and practical issue. The paper argues that there are grounds for doubting that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, German, English, Vocational Education
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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
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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