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Webb, Sue; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie; Gale, Trevor; Hodge, Steven; Parker, Stephen; Rawolle, Shaun – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This article explores the issue of social mobility in relation to the recent expansion of higher vocational education (HIVE) by non-university providers. The post-school vocational education sector has become the object of policies to widen access to higher education to ensure greater social mobility and provide second chance education to those…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Vocational Education, Social Mobility, Disadvantaged
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Bathmaker, Ann-Marie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
What is meant by "knowledge" in vocational education qualifications and who decides? These are significant questions in a context where "skill" is the prevailing discourse. This paper reports on a research project, undertaken in 2010-2011, which investigated the role of national stakeholders in defining knowledge in vocational…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Stakeholders
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Avis, James; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2006
The article draws on the findings of a longitudinal study of an opportunistic sample of full-time further education trainee teachers attending an English new university. The study commenced in 2002 seeking to examine the processes through which trainee teachers entered the profession. Initially the research explored the routes followed and…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Adult Educators, Student Experience, Student Placement
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Avis, James; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2004
Further education has become pivotal to English educational policy with the sector being central to strategies that seek to raise educational standards and widen participation. This article derives from a study of trainee further education (FE) teachers on a full-time, postgraduate certificate course in the Midlands. It seeks to examine trainee…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Trainees, Educational Policy, Altruism