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Sligo, Frank; Tilley, Elspeth; Murray, Niki; Comrie, Margie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This paper describes a journey undertaken by literacy tutors who were caught between incompatible values and needs in building apprentices' literacy. The highly literate tutors were committed to teaching critical literacy. They believed that improved literacy could support learners' aspirations to advance their prospects at work, build their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Literacy Education, Apprenticeships, Critical Literacy
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Hoxtell, Annette – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This article sheds light on an understudied aspect of the transition from school to work: the choice of a training company. It presents findings from qualitative interviews with 69 secondary school students and apprentices from the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg, focusing on their reasons to choose a training company in the dual system.…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Secondary School Students, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries
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Jørgensen, Christian Helms – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Upper secondary vocational education in Denmark is based on the apprenticeship model, which is recognised as a valuable route to employment for young people, who are not aiming for higher education. However, the apprenticeship model has a major weakness: it does not provide eligibility for higher education. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries