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Webb, Sue; Faine, Miriam; Pardy, John; Roy, Reshmi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Vocational Education and Training (VET) in a policy and institutional sense plays an important role in the migration experiences of people who settle in Australia. This article draws on qualitative empirical work using narrative accounts from VET practitioners along with a cross section of ethnically diverse migrants to reveal how race and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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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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Webb, Sue – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
There is increasingly scholarship on gender and migration, yet the international migration of highly skilled women is still somewhat under-researched. This article focuses on this neglected area in the context of Australia's discretionary inward migration policies to solve skills shortages. The article draws on empirical research using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Feminism, Skilled Workers
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Webb, Sue; Ibarz, Toni – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2006
There has been a policy push in several countries to encourage more evidence-based practice in education, although current knowledge shows that the relationship between education research and policy-practice is problematic. In spite of this, educational organizations have to respond to the challenges of globalisation with new pedagogic models to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Webb, Sue; Brine, Jacky; Jackson, Sue – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2006
This article questions the concept of "education for employment", which constructs a discourse of individual and societal benefit in a knowledge-driven economy. Recent policy emphasis in the European Union promotes the expansion of higher education and short-cycle vocational awards such as the intermediate two-year Foundation Degree…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Social Class