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Orr, Kevin; Simmons, Robin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
Since 2001 there has been a statutory requirement for teachers in English further education (FE) colleges to gain teaching qualifications. However, in marked distinction from other sectors of education, around 90% of FE teachers are employed untrained, and complete their initial teacher training on a part-time in-service basis. Traditionally, this…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Adult Education, Trainees, Inservice Teacher Education
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Seezink, Audrey; Poell, Rob F.; Kirschner, Paul A. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
Dutch prevocational secondary schools are reforming their educational programmes to make them more competence-based. This reform has substantial implications for the roles played by teachers. Yet, little empirical research has been conducted on teachers' processes of competence development in vocational settings. This study explores teachers'…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Secondary Education, Apprenticeships, Educational Change
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Yu, Christina Wai Mui; Boulton-Lewis, Gillian M. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
This paper identifies and describes Hong Kong secondary business teachers' conceptions of student competence in business education, and their choice of teaching approaches to developing such competence. It also addresses the relationship between the conceptualisation of competence and teaching approaches in developing student competence.…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Foreign Countries, Business Education Teachers, Business Education