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Turbin, Jill; Fuller, Alison; Wintrup, Julie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
There is growing research and policy interest in the extent to which government supported Apprenticeship in England provides a platform for educational and career progression in different occupational sectors. This paper makes a contribution to this debate by presenting research on the healthcare sector undertaken in a regional health authority in…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Labor Market, Barriers, Foreign Countries
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Kakavelakis, Konstantinos; Felstead, Alan; Fuller, Alison; Jewson, Nick; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
The use of participant observation is relatively rare in qualitative studies of vocational education and training. However, such an approach provides a detailed picture of training content and how what is taught contributes to or impedes learning. Based on participant observation, this paper examines the training of sales advisors in a large chain…
Descriptors: Participant Observation, Salesmanship, Empathy, Conflict of Interest
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1998
The distinction between formal and informal education is unhelpful. A reconceptualized concept of apprenticeship should reconcile the polarization between learner-centered and transmission approaches to instruction. (SK)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Informal Education
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Fuller, Alison – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1996
The British government's Modern Apprenticeship initiative has the following features: adoption of the best aspects of traditional apprenticeship, links with National Vocational Qualifications, breadth, and industry ownership. Key issues in the design of learning include holistic approaches to the attainment of occupational competence; effective…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Industry, Instructional Design